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adjective evil pronunciation in American English /ˈiv(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    an evil person does very bad or cruel things

    a dangerous and evil dictator

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    1. a.
      used about someone’s behavior

      their evil deeds

      an evil grin

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    2. b.
      connected with the Devil and forces that make bad things happen

      evil spirits

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  2. 2
    morally bad and causing great harm, especially to society in general

    evil drug-pushers

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  3. 3
    very unpleasant

    an evil-smelling chemical


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