Definition of "evil" []

  • Morally bad or wrong; wicked: an evil tyrant. (adjective)
  • Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful: the evil effects of a poor diet. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous: evil omens. (adjective)
  • Bad or blameworthy by report; infamous: an evil reputation. (adjective)
  • Characterized by anger or spite; malicious: an evil temper. (adjective)
  • Morally wrong or bad; wicked (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Causing harm or injury; harmful (adjective)
  • Marked or accompanied by misfortune; unlucky (adjective)
  • (of temper, disposition, etc) characterized by anger or spite (adjective)
  • Not in high esteem; infamous (adjective)
  • Offensive or unpleasant (adjective)
  • Good; excellent (adjective)
  • The quality or an instance of being morally wrong; wickedness (noun)
  • A force or power that brings about wickedness or harm (noun)
  • An illness or disease, esp scrofula (the king's evil) (noun)
  • In an evil manner; badly (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "evil" in a sentence
  • "-- _God Almighty was all justice and equity: whoever labored unto good experienced good in himself; and he who toiled unto evil experienced evil_."
  • "I as a theologian blame nothing but the evil appearance, of which St. Paul says, “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (I Thess.v. 22)."
  • ""Why do you think evil in your hearts?" he said, that is, _evil of me -- that I am a blasphemer_."