Definition of Evil

1. Noun. Morally objectionable behavior.

Exact synonyms: Immorality, Iniquity, Wickedness
Generic synonyms: Evildoing, Transgression
Specialized synonyms: Devilry, Deviltry, Foul Play, Irreverence, Violation, Sexual Immorality
Derivative terms: Iniquitous, Wicked



2. Adjective. Morally bad or wrong. "Evil deeds"

3. 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"
Generic synonyms: Bad, Badness
Specialized synonyms: Four Horsemen

4. Adjective. Having the nature of vice.
Exact synonyms: Vicious
Similar to: Wicked
Derivative terms: Evilness, Vice, Viciousness

5. Noun. The quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice. "Attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

6. Adjective. Having or exerting a malignant influence. "A malefic force"
Exact synonyms: Malefic, Malevolent, Malign
Similar to: Maleficent
Derivative terms: Malevolence, Malevolency, Malignity

Definition of Evil

1. a. Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop.

2. n. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; -- opposed to good.

3. adv. In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.

Definition of Evil

1. Adjective. Intending to harm; malevolent. ¹

2. Adjective. Morally corrupt. ¹

3. Adjective. Unpleasant. ¹

4. Noun. The forces/behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good. Evil generally seeks own benefit at the expense of others and is based on general malevolence. ¹

5. Noun. Any particular individual or state which may follow these forces or behaviors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evil

1. morally bad [adj EVILER, EVILEST or EVILLER, EVILLEST] / something that is evil [n -S]

Medical Definition of Evil

1. 1. Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop. "A good tree can not bring forth evil fruit." (Matt. Vii. 18) 2. Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like. "Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, When death's approach is seen so terrible." (Shak) 3. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days. "Because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel." (Deut. Xxii. 19) "The owl shrieked at thy birth an evil sign." (Shak) "Evil news rides post, while good news baits." (Milton) Evil eye, an eye which inflicts injury by some magical or fascinating influence. It is still believed by the ignorant and superstitious that some persons have the supernatural power of injuring by a look. "It almost led him to believe in the evil eye." (J. H. Newman) Evil speaking, speaking ill of others; calumny; censoriousness. The evil one, the Devil; Satan. Evil is sometimes written as the first part of a compound (with or without a hyphen). In many cases the compounding need not be insisted on. Examples: Evil doer or evildoer, evil speakink or evil-speaking, evil worker, evil wishink, evil-hearted, evil-minded. Synonym: Mischieveous, pernicious, injurious, hurtful, destructive, wicked, sinful, bad, corrupt, perverse, wrong, vicious, calamitious. Origin: OE. Evel, evil, ifel, uvel, AS. Yfel; akin to OFries, evel, D. Euvel, OS. & OHG. Ubil, G. Ubel, Goth. Ubils, and perh. To E. Over. 1. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; opposed to good. "Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought." (Milton) "The evil that men do lives after them." (Shak) 2. Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity. "The heart of the sons of men is full of evil." (Eccl. Ix. 3) 3. Malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula. "He [Edward the Confessor] was the first that touched for the evil." (Addison) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evil

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evil (current term)
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