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Definition of evil:

  1. A chronic skin affection terminating in an ulcer, most commonly of the face. It is endemic along the Mediterranean, and is probably due to a specific bacillus. Called also Aleppo ulcer, Biskara boil, Delhi boil, Oriental sore, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
  4. 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.
  5. In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.
  6. malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.
  7. 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.
  8. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.

Synonyms:

villainy, bad, satanic, despiteful, sliminess, black, cruel, loathsomeness, mischievous, hellish, offense, disgust, devilish, maleficent, unpropitious, sin, help, shabbiness, malevolent, deplorable, unworthy, monstrous, immorality, evil-minded, mephistophelean, malefic, unfavorable, ugliness, lousiness, unholy, roughshod, vile, evilness, ugly, abhorrence, atrocious, nuisance, despicable, evilness, reprobate, wicked, diabolical, luck, wrong, fell, aversion, savage, bitchy, wickedness, criminal, ominous, disastrous, execration, shame, vicious, barbarous, malign, deleterious, injustice, infernal, right, demonic, iniquity, crime, annoyance, dark, attitude, mephistophelian, immoral, brutal, flagitious, diabolic, vileness, abuse, perversive, unfairness, darkness, iniquitous, heinous, inauspicious, corrupt, horror, peccant, harmful, sinister, detestation, corruptive, fiendish, injurious, depraved, condemnable, grievous.

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