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evil meaning and definition

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EVIL noun

Definition of evil (noun)

  1. morally objectionable behavior
  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. the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
    • "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
    • synonyms: evilness
    • antonym: good

EVIL adjective

Definition of evil (adjective)

  1. morally bad or wrong
    • "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
    • antonym: good
  2. having the nature of vice
  3. having or exerting a malignant influence
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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