1. [ adjective ] morally bad or wrong
Synonyms: wicked

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Related terms: good black atrocious devilish demonic despicable evil-minded corruptive bad bad wrong immoral wicked unrighteous offensive
2. [ noun ] morally objectionable behavior
Synonyms: wickedness iniquity immorality
Related terms: evildoing irreverence foul_play enormity sexual_immorality deviltry
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"- Shakespeare

Related terms: bad Four_Horsemen
4. [ noun ] the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
Synonyms: evilness

: "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

Related terms: good good immorality frailty error malevolence perversity villainy worst nefariousness reprehensibility maleficence malignity
5. [ adjective ] tending to cause great harm
Synonyms: injurious harmful
Related terms: malign
6. [ adjective ] having the nature of vice
Synonyms: vicious depraved
Related terms: wicked
7. [ adjective ] having or exerting a malignant influence
Synonyms: malevolent malign malefic

"malevolent stars" "a malefic force"

Related terms: maleficent
Similar spelling:   evilly