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e·vil

 (ē′vəl)
adj. e·vil·er, e·vil·est
1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked: an evil tyrant.
2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful: the evil effects of a poor diet.
3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous: evil omens.
4. Bad or blameworthy by report; infamous: an evil reputation.
5. Characterized by anger or spite; malicious: an evil temper.
n.
1. The quality of being morally bad or wrong; wickedness.
2. That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction: a leader's power to do both good and evil.
3. An evil force, power, or personification.
4. Something that is a cause or source of suffering, injury, or destruction: the social evils of poverty and injustice.
adv. Archaic
In an evil manner.

[Middle English, from Old English yfel; see wap- in Indo-European roots.]

e′vil·ly adv.
e′vil·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evilness - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
malevolency, malice, malevolence - the quality of threatening evil
malignance, malignancy, malignity - quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
balefulness, maleficence, mischief - the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
worst - the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable; "the invaders did their worst"; "so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best"
nefariousness, vileness, ugliness, wickedness - the quality of being wicked
reprehensibility - being reprehensible; worthy of and deserving reprehension or reproof
villainousness, villainy - the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior
perverseness, perversity - deliberately deviating from what is good; "there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism"
wrongdoing, error - departure from what is ethically acceptable
vice, frailty - moral weakness
good, goodness - moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
Translations
شَر
ondskab
pahuus
illgirni
kötü niyetlilikkötülük

evil

(ˈiːvl) adjective
very bad; wicked; sinful. evil intentions; an evil man; He looks evil; evil deeds; an evil tongue.
noun
1. wrong-doing, harm or wickedness. He tries to ignore all the evil in the world; Do not speak evil of anyone.
2. anything evil, eg crime, misfortune etc. London in the eighteenth century was a place of crime, filth, poverty and other evils.
evil-
evil-minded; evil-smelling.
ˈevilly adverb
ˈevilness noun
ˌevil-ˈdoer noun
a wicked or sinful person.
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Anyone preaching hatred, spreading information and urging others to take part in evilness should be treated as traitors and the full weight of the law and incarceration be visited upon them immediately.
My criticism pertains to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), non-commitment and the evilness of the other side and it has nothing to do with our own officials because the negotiators have made round-the-clock efforts at their best and we appreciate these efforts," the Supreme Leader added.
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