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See definition of evil on Dictionary.com
  • adj.sinful, immoral
  • nounbadness, immorality; disaster

synonyms for evil

  • bad
  • corrupt
  • destructive
  • hateful
  • heinous
  • hideous
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • nefarious
  • ugly
  • unpleasant
  • vicious
  • vile
  • villainous
  • wicked
  • base
  • foul
  • low
  • offensive
  • poison
  • reprobate
  • wrong
  • angry
  • atrocious
  • baneful
  • beastly
  • calamitous
  • damnable
  • depraved
  • disastrous
  • execrable
  • flagitious
  • harmful
  • iniquitous
  • injurious
  • loathsome
  • maleficent
  • malignant
  • no good
  • obscene
  • pernicious
  • rancorous
  • repugnant
  • repulsive
  • revolting
  • spiteful
  • stinking
  • unpropitious
  • wrathful
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antonyms for evil

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  • agreeable
  • aiding
  • assisting
  • attractive
  • beautiful
  • benevolent
  • decent
  • delightful
  • friendly
  • gentle
  • good
  • helpful
  • honest
  • honorable
  • kind
  • lovely
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • right
  • upright
  • virtuous
  • wonderful
  • worthy
  • moral
  • auspicious
  • sinless
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Evil applies to that which violates or leads to the violation of moral law: evil practices. Ill now appears mainly in certain fixed expressions, with a milder implication than that in evil: ill will; ill-natured. Wicked implies willful and determined doing of what is very wrong: a wicked plan. Bad is the broadest and simplest term: a bad man; bad habits. 

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How to use evil in a sentence

For anaerobic life, which does not use oxygen, “phosphine is not so evil,” Sousa-Silva says.
PHOSPHINE GAS FOUND IN VENUS’ ATMOSPHERE MAY BE ‘A POSSIBLE SIGN OF LIFE’LISA GROSSMANSEPTEMBER 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Quasimodo has been brought up by an evil politician who’s confined him his entire life within the borders of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
TOWARD A QUEER DISNEY CANONEMILY VANDERWERFFSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
With a series of toy models, the researchers calculated that the biased cosmic ray particles were ever-so-slightly more likely to knock an electron loose from a “live” helix than from an “evil” one, an event that theoretically causes mutations.
COSMIC RAYS MAY EXPLAIN LIFE’S BIAS FOR RIGHT-HANDED DNACHARLIE WOODJUNE 29, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
A world of women is a world of people, still, with full human capacity for good or evil.
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The pursuit of a favorable credit score to secure commercial loans for our cars and homes has been viewed as a necessary evil.
HIGH CREDIT SCORES AREN’T EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK. HERE’S THE TRUTH.TRUTHBETOLDMARCH 3, 2020TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
Stories like Maleficent, for instance, based on the evil godmother from Sleeping Beauty.
DOES HOLLYWOOD STILL HAVE A PRINCESS PROBLEM? (EP. 394)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 24, 2019FREAKONOMICS
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The Majesty on high has a colony and a people on earth, which otherwise is under the supremacy of the Evil One.
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Good is set against evil, and life against death: so also is the sinner against a just man.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
All felt strangely as if something evil had crept into their lives, and their excitement was great.
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WORDS RELATED TO EVIL

  • can of worms
  • confusion
  • evil
  • hornet's nest
  • ill
  • snake in the grass
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