Evil

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 evil — evil; evil·ly; evil·ness; …

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  • 12 Evil E — is best known as Ice T s DJ. He appears on the spoken word track Evil E What About Sex? on the Ice T s album, and raps on Ice T s track Pimp Behind the Wheels on the Home Invasion album. He was in a group called Spinmasters with Hen Gee, another… …

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  • 13 evil — [adj] sinful, immoral angry, atrocious, bad, baneful, base, beastly, calamitous, corrupt, damnable, depraved, destructive, disastrous, execrable, flagitious, foul, harmful, hateful, heinous, hideous, iniquitous, injurious, loathsome, low,… …

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  • 14 evil — index arrant (onerous), bad (offensive), contemptible, delinquency (misconduct), delinquent (guilty of a misdeed) …

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  • 15 Evil — For other uses, see Evil (disambiguation). Badness redirects here. For the 1981 jazz fusion album, see Badness (album). For the singer nicknamed His Royal Badness, see Prince (musician). See also: Good and evil …

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  • 16 evil —    by Paul Hegarty   The world of simulation is entirely bound up with Good the real, the true, the safe, the hygienic, the politically correct, and the notion that we can all be part of a global community under the perceived Good of western… …

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  • 17 evil — [[t]i͟ːv(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ evils 1) N UNCOUNT Evil is a powerful force that some people believe to exist, and which causes wicked and bad things to happen. We are still being attacked by the forces of evil... There s always a conflict between good and …

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  • 18 evil — e|vil1 W3 [ˈi:vəl] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bad)¦ 2¦(wrong)¦ 3¦(unpleasant)¦ 4¦(devil)¦ 5 the evil eye 6 the evil hour/day etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: yfel] 1.) ¦(BAD)¦ someone who is evil deliberately does very …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 evil — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ absolute, pure ▪ the pure evil in his soul ▪ intrinsic ▪ the intrinsic evil o …

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  • 20 evil — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Immorality Nouns 1. (something evil) evil, ill, harm, hurt; mischief, nuisance; disadvantage, drawback; disaster, casualty, mishap, misfortune, calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, adversity; abomination,… …

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