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Synonyms for evil
ˈi vəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evil, immorality, wickedness, iniquity(noun)

    morally objectionable behavior

    Synonyms:
    immorality, shabbiness, sinfulness, sin, ugliness, evilness, iniquity, dark, unfairness, wickedness, darkness, sliminess, repulsiveness, lousiness, nefariousness, loathsomeness, vileness, injustice

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, angelical, virtuous, saintly, beatific, saving(a), angelic, redeeming(a), redemptive, sainted, white, beneficent, goody-goody, saintlike

  2. evil(noun)

    that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune

    "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    wickedness, iniquity, immorality, evilness

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, white, goody-goody, virtuous, saintly, beatific, saving(a), saintlike, beneficent, redemptive, redeeming(a), sainted, angelical, angelic

  3. evil, evilness(adj)

    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

    "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

    Synonyms:
    wickedness, iniquity, immorality, evilness

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, angelical, sainted, angelic, white, redeeming(a), saintly, beatific, redemptive, saintlike, virtuous, saving(a), beneficent, goody-goody

  4. evil(adj)

    morally bad or wrong

    "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

    Synonyms:
    malevolent, vicious, malefic, malign

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, redeeming(a), beneficent, virtuous, redemptive, goody-goody, beatific, sainted, white, saving(a), saintlike, angelic, saintly, angelical

  5. evil, vicious(adj)

    having the nature of vice

    Synonyms:
    malefic, savage, deplorable, reprehensible, fell, venomous, criminal, condemnable, roughshod, malign, malevolent, cruel, barbarous, vicious, poisonous, brutal

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, goody-goody, saving(a), white, saintlike, redeeming(a), virtuous, beneficent, angelic, saintly, redemptive, sainted, beatific, angelical

  6. malefic, malevolent, malign, evil(adj)

    having or exerting a malignant influence

    "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"

    Synonyms:
    malefic, malevolent, malign, vicious

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, white, sainted, angelic, angelical, beneficent, redemptive, saintly, saving(a), virtuous, goody-goody, beatific, redeeming(a), saintlike

Wiktionary

  1. evil(noun)

    Antonyms:
    good

  2. evil(noun)

    Intending to harm; malevolent.

    The evils of society include murder.

    Antonyms:
    good

  3. evil(adjective)

    Morally corrupt.

    Antonyms:
    good

  4. evil(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    good

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. evil

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, curse, detestation, disgust, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, offense, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    Antonyms:
    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. evil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    bad, ill, not good

  2. evil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wicked, sinful, vicious, corrupt, perverse, wrong

  3. evil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mischievous, hurtful, harmful, noxious, deleterious

  4. evil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unhappy, unfortunate, calamitous, adverse, unpropitious

  5. evil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    calamity, misfortune, disaster, reverse

  6. evil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wickedness, sin, depravity, malignity, wicked disposition

  7. evil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wrong, injury, mischief, harm

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How to use evil in a sentence?

  1. Plato:

    Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

  2. Rabbi Abraham Cooper:

    Technology will never deliver us from evil. Only decent people can.

  3. Henry Miller:

    Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    there is no other profession in the history of man which shows his evil intent than politics, but this he already knows to be true, except for the fact that his emotions and ambitions won't allow him to admit because of his blind arrogance and stupidity.

  5. R. W. Dale:

    We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.

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