[ee-vuh l] /ˈi vəl/
morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked:
evil deeds; an evil life.
characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous:
to be fallen on evil days.
due to actual or imputed bad conduct or character:
an evil reputation.
marked by anger, irritability, irascibility, etc.:
He is known for his evil disposition.
that which is evil; evil quality, intention, or conduct:
to choose the lesser of two evils.
the force in nature that governs and gives rise to wickedness and sin.
the wicked or immoral part of someone or something:
The evil in his nature has destroyed the good.
harm; mischief; misfortune:
to wish one evil.
anything causing injury or harm:
Tobacco is considered by some to be an evil.
a harmful aspect, effect, or consequence:
the evils of alcohol.
a disease, as .
in an evil manner; badly; ill:
It went evil with him.
the evil one, the devil; Satan.
morally wrong or bad; wicked: an evil ruler
causing harm or injury; harmful: an evil plan
marked or accompanied by misfortune; unlucky: an evil fate
(of temper, disposition, etc) characterized by anger or spite
not in high esteem; infamous: an evil reputation
offensive or unpleasant: an evil smell
(slang) good; excellent
the quality or an instance of being morally wrong; wickedness: the evils of war
(sometimes capital) a force or power that brings about wickedness or harm: evil is strong in the world
(archaic) an illness or disease, esp scrofula (the king’s evil)
(now usually in combination) in an evil manner; badly: evil-smelling
Old English yfel (Kentish evel) “bad, vicious, ill, wicked,” from Proto-Germanic *ubilaz (cf. Old Saxon ubil, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch evel, Dutch euvel, Old High German ubil, German übel, Gothic ubils), from PIE *upelo-, from root *wap- (cf. Hittite huwapp- “evil”).
“In OE., as in all the other early Teut. langs., exc. Scandinavian, this word is the most comprehensive adjectival expression of disapproval, dislike or disparagement” [OED]. Evil was the word the Anglo-Saxons used where we would use bad, cruel, unskillful, defective (adj.), or harm, crime, misfortune, disease (n.). The meaning “extreme moral wickedness” was in Old English, but did not become the main sense until 18c. Related: Evilly. Evil eye (Latin oculus malus) was Old English eage yfel. Evilchild is attested as an English surname from 13c.
Old English yfel (see evil (adj.)).
Merodach’s man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (2 Kings 25:27; Jer. 52:31, 34). He seems to have reigned but two years (B.C. 562-560). Influenced probably by Daniel, he showed kindness to Jehoiachin, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years. He released him, and “spoke kindly to him.” He […]
[ee-vuh l-mahyn-did] /ˈi vəlˈmaɪn dɪd/ adjective 1. having an evil disposition or harmful, malicious intentions. 2. disposed to construe words, phrases, etc., in a lascivious, lewd manner; salacious. adjective 1. inclined to evil thoughts; wicked; malicious or spiteful
[ee-vuh l] /ˈi vəl/ adjective 1. morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life. 2. harmful; injurious: evil laws. 3. characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous: to be fallen on evil days. 4. due to actual or imputed bad conduct or character: an evil reputation. 5. marked by anger, […]
is expressly forbidden (Titus 3:2; James 4:11), and severe punishments are denounced against it (1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10). It is spoken of also with abhorrence (Ps. 15:3; Prov. 18:6, 7), and is foreign to the whole Christian character and the example of Christ.