evil - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈiːv(ə)l/
singularevil
pluralevils
  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 behaviour

      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
    3
    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