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Synonyms for evil
ˈi vəlevil

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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. evilnoun


  2. evilnoun

    Intending to harm; malevolent.

    The evils of society include murder.


  3. eviladjective

    Morally corrupt.


  4. eviladjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 7 votes

  1. evil, immorality, wickedness, iniquitynoun

    morally objectionable behavior

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

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

  2. evilnoun

    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

    wickedness, iniquity, immorality, evilness

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

  3. evil, evilnessadjective

    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

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

    wickedness, iniquity, immorality, evilness

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

  4. eviladjective

    morally bad or wrong

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

    malevolent, vicious, malefic, malign

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

  5. evil, viciousadjective

    having the nature of vice

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

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

  6. malefic, malevolent, malign, eviladjective

    having or exerting a malignant influence

    "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"

    malefic, malevolent, malign, vicious

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

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ondskannoun

    devil or demonio

    Submitted by gaurashankar8484 on December 10, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. eviladjective

    bad, ill, not good

  2. eviladjective

    wicked, sinful, vicious, corrupt, perverse, wrong

  3. eviladjective

    mischievous, hurtful, harmful, noxious, deleterious

  4. eviladjective

    unhappy, unfortunate, calamitous, adverse, unpropitious

  5. evilnoun

    calamity, misfortune, disaster, reverse

  6. evilnoun

    wickedness, sin, depravity, malignity, wicked disposition

  7. evilnoun

    wrong, injury, mischief, harm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. eviladjective

    sinful, immoral, sinister, unrighteous, vicious, pernicious, bad

  2. evilnoun

    wickedness, depravity, sin, iniquity, perniciousness, belial, unrighteousness, disaster, misfortune, calamity, reverse, injustice, damage, injury, wrong, mischief

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  1. William Shakespeare:

    Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.

  2. Leigh Hunt:

    Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.

  3. Vincent Bugliosi:

    The name Manson has become a metaphor for evil, and there's a side of human nature that's fascinated by pure unalloyed evil.

  4. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco:

    Because of the pure evil that happened yesterday, theres a 75-year-old man, whos a father, a grandfather, a Vietnam War veteran, who was killed.

  5. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump was speaking two days ahead of the Republican primary in Indiana, where the latest polls show Donald Trump holding a double-digit lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. At a rally in La Porte Sunday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz urged Indiana voters to help Texas Sen. Ted Cruz deny Donald Trump the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination prior to the Republican convention. I believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the American people that we will not give into evil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said at one point. All across this country, millions of Americans right now are praying for you. You’re being lifted up in prayer right now. Any solemnity the occasion had was interrupted by a young boy who heckled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz repeatedly, including with the phrase, You suck ! One of the things that hopefully someone has told you is that children should actually speak with respect.

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