Definition of 'evil'

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Example sentences containing 'evil'

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Thank goodness some of the perpetrators have been discovered and their evil plans thwarted. The Sun (2016)But there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honour against the evil in this world. The Sun (2016)He was just pure evil. The Sun (2016)Another 20 per cent are pessimists - who find themselves opting for the lesser of two evils. The Sun (2016)Tagline There's something evil hiding in the woods. The Sun (2016)THE blind Jedi warrior monk fights against the evil Empire using his staff and martial arts skills. The Sun (2016)Electronic media is a tool that can be used for great evil - the balance would be: the real risk that evidence of that can be recovered. Times, Sunday Times (2017)To revisit such evil upon these people. Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)They know now beyond the shadow of a doubt that such a thing as evil exists. Christianity Today (2000)What could possess an individual or group to do something so very evil? Times, Sunday Times (2015)We knew that something secret was happening that was evil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They cross their fingers and swiftly spit over their shoulders as charms against my evil eye. Travers, P L What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)Wolves may consider that the lesser of two evils. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are dealing with pure evil here. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The web is a very powerful tool and it can be used for good or evil. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was an evil but simple plan. Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)You have released all the evils of the world into your life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The story of the evil king is embedded in our national mythology. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were horrendous crimes committed by evil people. The Sun (2015)You helped topple the evil empire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have to discover how to be good by being not evil, but bad. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All this is an unsettling misuse of the music, which was meant to convey the battle with a supernatural force of evil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)


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Translations for 'evil'

British English: evil /ˈiːvl/ ADJECTIVE
If an act or a person is evil, they are morally very bad.
Who's the most evil person in all of history?
  • American English: evil
  • Arabic: شَرِير
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mau
  • Chinese: 邪恶的
  • Croatian: zao
  • Czech: zlý
  • Danish: ond
  • Dutch: boosaardig
  • European Spanish: malvado
  • Finnish: paha
  • French: malveillant
  • German: böse
  • Greek: μοχθηρός
  • Italian: malvagio
  • Japanese: 悪い
  • Korean: 사악한
  • Norwegian: ond
  • Polish: zły nikczemność
  • European Portuguese: mau
  • Romanian: rău
  • Russian: злой
  • Latin American Spanish: malvado
  • Swedish: ond
  • Thai: ชั่วร้าย
  • Turkish: kötücül
  • Ukrainian: злий
  • Vietnamese: ác
British English: evil NOUN
Evil is a powerful force that some people believe to exist, and which causes wicked and bad things to happen.
There's always a conflict between good and evil in his plays.
  • American English: evil
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mal
  • Chinese:
  • European Spanish: mal
  • French: mal
  • German: Böse
  • Italian: male
  • Japanese: 邪悪
  • Korean:
  • European Portuguese: mal
  • Latin American Spanish: mal


Definition of evil from the Collins English Dictionary
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