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Synonyms for evil

Synonyms for (noun) evil

Synonyms: evil, wickedness, iniquity, immorality Definition: morally objectionable behavior

Similar words: transgression, evildoing Definition: the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle Usage: the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father

Synonyms: evil, evilness Definition: the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice Usage: attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world

Similar words: immorality Definition: the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct Usage: the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction

Synonyms: evil Definition: that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune Usage: the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones- Shakespeare

Similar words: bad, badness Definition: that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency Usage: take the bad with the good

Synonyms for (adjective) evil

Synonyms: malefic, malevolent, malign, evil Definition: having or exerting a malignant influence Usage: malevolent stars; a malefic force

Similar words: maleficent Definition: harmful or evil in intent or effect

Synonyms: evil Definition: morally bad or wrong Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds

Similar words: flagitious, monstrous, grievous, atrocious Definition: shockingly brutal or cruel Usage: murder is an atrocious crime; a grievous offense against morality; a grievous crime; no excess was too monstrous for them to commit

Similar words: bad Definition: characterized by wickedness or immorality Usage: led a very bad life

Similar words: black, sinister, dark Definition: stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable Usage: black deeds; a black lie; his black heart has concocted yet another black deed; Darth Vader of the dark side; a dark purpose; dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility; the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him-Thomas Hardy

Similar words: corruptive, perversive, pestiferous Definition: tending to corrupt or pervert

Similar words: diabolic, diabolical, demonic, fiendish, unholy, satanic, infernal, hellish Definition: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell Usage: something demonic in him--something that could be cruel; fires lit up a diabolic scene; diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils; a fiendish despot; hellish torture; infernal instruments of war; satanic cruelty; unholy grimaces

Similar words: despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, worthless, wretched, vile Definition: morally reprehensible Usage: would do something as despicable as murder; ugly crimes; the vile development of slavery appalled them; a slimy little liar

Similar words: mephistophelean, mephistophelian, devilish, diabolic, diabolical Definition: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil Usage: devilish schemes; the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen; the diabolical expression on his face; a mephistophelian glint in his eye

Similar words: evil-minded Definition: having evil thoughts or intentions

Synonyms: vicious, evil Definition: having the nature of vice

Similar words: wicked Definition: morally bad in principle or practice