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Evil Adjective Synonyms
bad, offensive, disgusting, repulsive, awful, nasty, mephitic, noxious, foul, pestilential, putrid, vile, disagreeable, unpleasant
An evil odor permeated the crypt.

treacherous, traitorous, perfidious, insidious, unscrupulous, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonorable, crooked, criminal, felonious, knavish, sinister, underhand(ed), dirty, corrupt
He thought up an evil plan for getting rid of his wife.

badness, sin, vice, wickedness, iniquity, turpitude, immorality, profligacy, depravity, degeneracy, corruption, degradation, devilry or deviltry, villainy, nefariousness, viciousness, vileness, heinousness, flagitiousness, baseness, foulness
The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.

unfortunate, unlucky, ominous, inauspicious, dire, unpropitious, calamitous, infelicitous, woeful
Their business had fallen on evil times.

harmful, destructive, hurtful, injurious, mischievous, detrimental, ruinous, deleterious, disastrous, catastrophic, pernicious, noxious, malignant, malign, virulent, toxic, poisonous, deadly, lethal
Evil policies were promulgated against minority groups, racist attacks abounded.

Evil Adverb Synonyms
bad, awful, wrong, immoral, wicked, sinful, nefarious, iniquitous, base, corrupt, vile, accursed, damnable, villainous, heinous, infamous, flagitious, foul, nasty, abominable, atrocious, horrible, horrid, ghastly, grisly, dreadful, depraved, vicious
He was an evil tyrant who killed anyone who opposed him.

Evil Noun Synonyms
harm, hurt, injury, mischief, damage, ruin, calamity, misfortune, catastrophe, destruction, disaster, cataclysm, ill, misery, suffering, pain, sorrow, woe, agony, anguish
Evil befell the residents of Pompeii.

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