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noun     evil pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a power that makes people do very bad and cruel things

    the struggle between good and evil

    1. a.
      very bad or cruel behavior

      Does everyone have the potential for evil?

  2. 2
    [countable] something that is very bad

    the view of crime as a social evil

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    give sb evils to look angrily at someone because they have said or done something you dislike

    Human Rights Act Proposal Prompts Queen To Give David Cameron 'Evils' During Queen's Speech

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/05/2015


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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