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Synonyms of evil in English:


  • 1 an evil deed
    wicked, bad, wrong, immoral, sinful, foul, vile, dishonorable, corrupt, iniquitous, depraved, reprobate, villainous, nefarious, vicious, malicious;
    malevolent, sinister, demonic, devilish, diabolical, fiendish, dark;
    monstrous, shocking, despicable, atrocious, heinous, odious, contemptible, horrible, execrable
    informal lowdown, dirty
    [Antonyms] good, virtuous
  • 2 an evil spirit
    cruel, mischievous, pernicious, malignant, malign, baleful, vicious;
    destructive, harmful, hurtful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious, inimical, bad, ruinous
    [Antonyms] good, beneficial
  • 3 an evil smell
    unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, horrible, foul, disgusting, filthy, vile, noxious
    [Antonyms] pleasant
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  • 2 nothing but evil would ensue
    harm, pain, misery, sorrow, suffering, trouble, disaster, misfortune, catastrophe, affliction, woe, hardship
  • 3 the evils of war
    abomination, atrocity, obscenity, outrage, enormity, crime, monstrosity, barbarity
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