evil ADJECTIVE 1) deeply immoral and malevolent. 2) embodying or associated with the devil. 3) extremely unpleasant: an evil smell.
NOUN 1) extreme wickedness and depravity, especially when regarded as a supernatural force. 2) something harmful or undesirable.
the evil eye — Cf. ↑the evil eye
the Evil One — Cf. ↑the Evil One
speak evil of — Cf. ↑speak evil of
DERIVATIVES evilly adverb evilness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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