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