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(形容词) 
Definition
(of an act, idea, etc.) causing great harm and misery
the country's most evil criminals
同义词
wicked
She flew at me, shouting how evil and wicked I was.
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bad
I felt that I was a selfish, ungrateful, and generally bad person.
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wrong
It was wrong of you to disrespect her.
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vicious
a vicious criminal incapable of remorse
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vile
a vile and despicable crime
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malicious
She described the charges as malicious.
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base
Love has the power to overcome the baser emotions.
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immoral
It is immoral to persist with a system that impoverishes so many people.
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malignant
a malignant minority indulging in crime and violence
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sinful
He reminded us that such behaviour was sinful in the eyes of God.
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unholy
He screamed unholy things at me.
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malevolent
Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
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heinous
They are capable of the most heinous acts.
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depraved
It has been condemned as the most depraved film of its kind.
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villainous
Richard III, one of Shakespeare's most villainous characters
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nefarious
He was said to have committed other acts too nefarious to contemplate.
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iniquitous
an iniquitous fine
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reprobate
the most evil-looking gang of reprobate bikers
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maleficent
(形容词) 
Definition
(of an act, idea, etc.) causing great harm and misery
Few people would not condemn slavery as evil.
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harmful
the harmful effects of smoking
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disastrous
the recent, disastrous earthquake
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destructive
the awesome destructive power of nuclear weapons
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dire
the dire predicament of the refugees
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mischievous
a mischievous campaign by the press
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detrimental
These foods are considered detrimental to health.
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hurtful
Her comments were very hurtful to Mrs Green's family.
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woeful
the team's recent woeful performance
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pernicious (formal)
the pernicious effects of alcoholism
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ruinous
the ruinous effects of the conflict
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sorrowful
His father's face looked suddenly soft and sorrowful.
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deleterious (formal)
Fear of crime is having a deleterious effect on society.
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injurious
Stress in itself is not necessarily injurious.
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baneful (archaic)
(形容词) 
This place is said to be haunted by an evil spirit.
同义词
demonic
demonic forces
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satanic
satanic mass murders
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diabolical
sins committed in a spirit of diabolical enjoyment
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hellish
They began to pray, making devilish gestures with a hellish noise.
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devilish
devilish instruments of torture
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infernal (informal)
The post office is shut, which is an infernal bore.
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fiendish
a fiendish act of wickedness
(形容词) 
Definition
very unpleasant
There was an evil stench in the room.
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offensive
the offensive smell of manure
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nasty
It's got a really nasty smell.
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foul
foul, polluted water
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unpleasant
an unpleasant taste of cheap coffee
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vile
the vile smell of mouldy cheese
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noxious
carbon monoxide and other noxious gases
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disagreeable
a disagreeable odour
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pestilential
the pestilential grey squirrel
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mephitic
a mephitic stench
(形容词) 
people of honour who happen to have fallen upon evil times
同义词
unfortunate
Through some unfortunate accident, the information reached me a day late.
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unlucky
13 was to prove an unlucky number.
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unfavourable
Unfavourable economic conditions were blocking a recovery.
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calamitous
a calamitous air crash
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inauspicious
The meeting got off to an inauspicious start.
(名词) 
Definition
a force or power that brings about wickedness and harm
We are being attacked by the forces of evil.
同义词
wickedness
moral arguments about the wickedness of nuclear weapons
They have sunk to new levels of wickedness.
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wrong
He doesn't seem to know the difference between right and wrong.
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vice
a den of vice and violence
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corruption
It was a society sinking into corruption and vice.
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sin
Sin can be forgiven, but never condoned.
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wrongdoing
The authorities haven't found any evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
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depravity
the absolute depravity that can exist in times of war
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immorality
a reflection of our society's immorality
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iniquity
He rails against the iniquities of capitalism.
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badness
They only recognize badness when they perceive it in others.
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viciousness
The book romanticizes the viciousness of organized crime.
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villainy
They justify their villainy in the name of their high ideals.
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sinfulness
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turpitude (formal)
a beacon of morality in a sea of turpitude
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heinousness
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maleficence
(名词) 
those who see money as the root of all evil
同义词
harm
There was no harm in keeping the money.
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suffering
It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
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pain
Her eyes were filled with pain.
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hurt
I was full of jealousy and hurt.
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misery
All that money brought nothing but misery.
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sorrow
It was a time of great sorrow.
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woe
He listened to my tale of woe.
(名词) 
Definition
a wicked or morally wrong act or thing
Racism is one of the greatest evils in the world.
同义词
act of cruelty
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ill
I know it will be difficult for them but I wish them no ill.
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horror
the horror of this most bloody of civil wars
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outrage
The terrorists' latest outrage is a bomb attack on a busy station.
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cruelty
laws against cruelty to animals
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brutality
The Roman arena played host to appalling brutality in the name of entertainment.
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mischief
The conference was a platform to cause political mischief.
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monstrosity
the monstrosity of Nazism
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abomination
What is happening is an abomination.
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barbarity
the barbarity of war
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引文

So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear,
Farewell remorse: all good to me is lost;
Evil be thou my Good
[John MiltonParadise Lost]
Evil be to him who evil thinks (Honi soit qui mal y pense) [Motto of the Order of the Garter]What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark [Henry Ford]The evil that men do lives after them [William ShakespeareJulius Caesar]Evil alone has oil for every wheel [Edna St. Vincent MillayMine the Harvest]Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof [Bible: St. Matthew]

谚语

Choose the lesser of two evils
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

其他同义词

in the sense of abomination
What is happening is an abomination.
in the sense of bad
Definition
evil or immoral
I felt that I was a selfish, ungrateful, and generally bad person.
in the sense of badness
They only recognize badness when they perceive it in others.
同义词
sin,
naughtiness,
sinfulness,
foulness,
rottenness,
shamefulness

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The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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