Definition and Meanings for evil
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Evil is ranked 3,885 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of evil
adjective, noun, adverb
Etymology of evil
Meaning of evil
- 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.
- having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
- producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
- 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.
- 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.
- malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.
- in an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.