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Etymology

Old English yfel

Pronunciation

Adjective

evil (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
evil

Comparative
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  1. Intending to harm; malevolent.
  2. Morally corrupt.

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Noun

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Singular
evil

Plural
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evil ({{{1}}}) (uncountable)
  1. The forces/behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good. Evil generally seeks own benefit at the expense of others and is based on general malevolence.
    The evils of society include murder.
  2. Any particular individual or state which may follow these forces or behaviors.

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