evil


evil
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noun
ADJECTIVE
great
absolute, pure

the pure evil in his soul

intrinsic

the intrinsic evil of taking a human life

lesser

This sort of job is a lesser evil than unemployment.

moral, social

to combat the social evils of poverty, disease and ignorance

VERB + EVIL
commit, do

His simple message was that God will punish those that do evil.

combat, fight, resist

You can always choose to resist evil.

defeat, destroy, overcome

a duty to defeat the evil of terrorism

PHRASES
the forces of evil

a perpetual struggle between the forces of good and the forces of evil

good and evil

not a simple choice between good and evil

a necessary evil

He calls war ‘a necessary evil’.

the root of all evil

He sees money as the root of all evil.

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adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem
become
ADVERB
particularly, really, truly, very

Kristin smiled a particularly evil smile.

completely, totally, wholly
basically, inherently, intrinsically

He believes that all people are basically evil.

Evil is used with these nouns: ↑cackle, ↑character, ↑creature, ↑curse, ↑deed, ↑demon, ↑design, ↑force, ↑genius, ↑grin, ↑ideology, ↑influence, ↑intention, ↑laugh, ↑laughter, ↑menace, ↑monster, ↑motive, ↑omen, ↑person, ↑plan, ↑plot, ↑presence, ↑scheme, ↑smell, ↑smirk, ↑spirit, ↑thought, ↑trade, ↑twin, ↑tyrant, ↑villain, ↑woman

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  • Evil — • In a large sense, described as the sum of the opposition, which experience shows to exist in the universe, to the desires and needs of individuals; whence arises, among humans beings at least, the sufferings in which life abounds Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Evil — E*vil ([=e] v l) a. [OE. evel, evil, ifel, uvel, AS. yfel; akin to OFries, evel, D. euvel, OS. & OHG. ubil, G. [ u]bel, Goth. ubils, and perh. to E. over.] 1. Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evil — adj *bad, ill, wicked, naughty Analogous words: *base, low, vile: iniquitous, nefarious, flagitious, *vicious, villainous, infamous: *pernicious, baneful: *execrable, damnable Antonyms: exemplary: salutary …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • evil — [ē′vəl] adj. [ME ivel < OE yfel, akin to Ger übel < IE * upelo < base * upo , up from under > UP1, Sans upa, toward] 1. a) morally bad or wrong; wicked; depraved b) resulting from or based on conduct regarded as immoral [an evil… …   English World dictionary

  • Evil — E vil ([=e] v l) n. 1. 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}. [1913 Webster] Evils which our own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evil — (englisch, als Adjektiv: ‚böse‘, ‚schlecht‘, als Substantiv: ‚das Böse‘) steht für: Evil (Roman), den 1989 veröffentlichten Roman des Autors Jack Ketchum Evil (2003), einen schwedischen Spielfilm Evil (2005), einen griechischen Horrorfilm eine EP …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Evil — E vil, adv. In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly. Shak. [1913 Webster] It went evil with his house. 1 Chron. vii. 23. [1913 Webster] The Egyptians evil entreated us, and affected us. Deut. xxvi. 6. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evil — (adj.) O.E. yfel (Kentish evel) bad, vicious, ill, wicked, from P.Gmc. *ubilaz (Cf. O.Saxon ubil, O.Fris., M.Du. evel, Du. euvel, O.H.G. ubil, Ger. übel, Goth. ubils), from PIE *upelo , from root *wap (Cf. Hittite huwapp …   Etymology dictionary

  • Evil — (англ. зло, бедствие, несчастье): EVIL камера  англоязычная аббревиатура беззеркального системного компактного цифрового фотоаппарата с возможностью смены объектива Музыка Evil  песня нью йоркской инди рок группы Interpol См. также …   Википедия

  • evil — evil; evil·ly; evil·ness; …   English syllables


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