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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.
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.
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Adv.1.evilly - in a wicked evil manner; "act wickedly"; "grin evilly"
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[ˈiːvɪlɪ] ADV [behave, plot] → malvadamente; [laugh, smile] → diabólicamente, malvadamente
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advbösartig; evilly motivateddurch das Böse motiviert
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[ˈiːvɪllɪ] advmalvagiamente
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(ˈiːvl) adjective
very bad; wicked; sinful. evil intentions; an evil man; He looks evil; evil deeds; an evil tongue.
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-minded; evil-smelling.
ˈevilly adverb
ˈevilness noun
ˌevil-ˈdoer noun
a wicked or sinful person.
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References in classic literature ?
When the Partridge was put into the poultry-yard, they struck at it and followed it about, so that the Partridge became grievously troubled and supposed that he was thus evilly treated because he was a stranger.
Verily, better to have done evilly than to have thought pettily!
Hundreds of devoted followers saw to it that the evilly disposed were rolled in the snow and hustled off to bed.
But Noma sat still and looked at me evilly. He knew that I had made a true divination, and he was very angry.
His bewilderment and his alarmed perplexity passed off, however, and his lips now twitched with rage as he continued to stare evilly at his laughing guest, while his countenance became absolutely livid.
Rather did they tolerate him in a broad human way, as one tolerates any creature evilly treated in the making.
The figure that now stood by its bows was tall and swart, with one white tooth evilly protruding from its steel-like lips.
No man can do anything for her - except perhaps one, but she is so evilly disposed towards him that she wouldn't even see him, if in the goodness of his forgiving heart he were to offer his hand to her.
He listened, smiling evilly, as I could see by the starlight; and when I had done he began to whistle a Jacobite air.
And there is virgin Justice, the daughter of Zeus, who is honoured and reverenced among the gods who dwell on Olympus, and whenever anyone hurts her with lying slander, she sits beside her father, Zeus the son of Cronos, and tells him of men's wicked heart, until the people pay for the mad folly of their princes who, evilly minded, pervert judgement and give sentence crookedly.
Wickedness combined with self-interest works with a power equivalent to that of intellect; evilly disposed and wholly self- interested, Dutocq had endeavoured to strengthen his position by becoming a spy in all the offices.
A trooper saluted him some yards further on, and looked evilly at us as we followed with our loot.