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evil

e·vil

evil

 
 
pronunciation:
i vl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything wrong or bad; wickedness.
Fortunately, there is more good than evil in the world.
synonyms:
wickedness
antonyms:
good, goodness
similar words:
harm
definition 2: an act, condition, or force that causes suffering or harm.
Greed and crime are evils we must continue to fight.
synonyms:
affliction, injury, ruin
antonyms:
good
similar words:
curse, harm, hurt, ill, malice, mischief, misfortune, sorrow, trouble, woe, wrong
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: motivated by intent to harm or destroy.
The evil witch tried to destroy the gentle princess.The ruler was an evil man who was cruel to his people.
synonyms:
deadly, malicious, vicious
similar words:
atrocious, bad, black, destructive, malignant
derivations: evilly (adv.), evilness (n.)