Definitions of evil

  1. the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; " attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.
  5. 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.
  6. Conduct showing harmful intention or purpose; something that injures; sin.
  7. That which produces unhappiness or calamity: harm: wickedness: depravity.
  8. Wickedness; harm.
  9. Wicked conduct; moral depravity; affliction; calamity.
  10. That which, whether physical or moral, is both bad in itself and mischievous in its consequences; a malady.
  11. Wickedness; misfortune; calamity; the reverse of good; suffering; that which produces pain; any transgression of the moral law; sin.
  12. In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.
  13. Badly; harmfully.
  14. Evilly.
  15. In an evil manner: badly.
  16. In an evil manner.
  17. In an evil manner; ill; injurious. The Evil one, the devil.
  18. having or exerting a malignant influence; " malevolent stars"; " a malefic force"
  19. 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.
  20. Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
  21. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
  22. 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.
  23. Morally bad; wicked; sinful; hurtful; disastrous; of ill repute; worthless.
  24. Wicked: mischievous: unfortunate.
  25. Badly; hurtfully.
  26. Wicked; bad.
  27. Morally bad; wicked; injurious; calamitous; sorrowful.
  28. Having physical or moral qualities that are bad in themselves and are productive of mischief; fraught with evil.
  29. Ill; wicked; vicious; having bad qualities of any kind; injurious; unfortunate; unkind.