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British English: /ˈiːv(ə)l/
, /ˈiːvɪl/
American English: /ˈivəl/

Translation of evil in French:


  • 1 (wickedness) to speak evil of somebody
    dire du mal de quelqu'un
    the forces of evil
    les forces du Mal
  • 2 (bad thing) (of war, disease, social problem)
    (of doctrine, regime) mal (m)
    the evils of drink/drugs
    le fléau de l'alcool/la drogue
    the evils of racism
    les maux du racisme



to give somebody the evil eye

(to look daggers at somebody) jeter un regard noir à quelqu'un
(to cast a spell on somebody) jeter le mauvais œil à quelqu'un

the lesser of two evils

le moindre mal

hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

il vaudrait mieux ne pas s'en mêler

money is the root of all evil

l'argent est la source de tous les maux

to put off the evil hour ou day

repousser le moment fatidique

to return good for evil

rendre le bien pour le mal
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