Synonyms of evil in English:

evil


See definition of evil

adjective

1‘an evil deed’

SYNONYMS

wicked, bad, wrong, morally wrong, wrongful, immoral, sinful, ungodly, unholy, foul, vile, base, ignoble, dishonourable, corrupt, iniquitous, depraved, degenerate, villainous, nefarious, sinister, vicious, malicious, malevolent, demonic, devilish, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, dark, black-hearted

monstrous, shocking, despicable, atrocious, heinous, odious, contemptible, horrible, execrable

informal low-down, stinking, dirty, shady, warped, bent, crooked

archaic dastardly, black

rare egregious, flagitious, peccable

ANTONYMS

good, virtuous

2‘the evil influence of society’

SYNONYMS

harmful, hurtful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious, inimical, bad, mischievous, pernicious, malignant, malign, baleful, venomous, noxious, poisonous

corrupting, subversive

calamitous, disastrous, destructive, ruinous

literary malefic, maleficent

rare prejudicious

ANTONYMS

good, beneficial

3‘his army suffered in the evil weather’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, horrible, foul, filthy, vile

inclement, wet, rainy, stormy, squally, blustery, cold, freezing, foggy

ANTONYMS

pleasant, fine

4‘she helped those who had fallen on evil times’

SYNONYMS

unlucky, unfortunate, unfavourable, adverse, unhappy, disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, calamitous, unpropitious, inauspicious, dire, woeful


noun

1‘I sense the evil in our midst’

SYNONYMS

wickedness, bad, badness, wrong, wrongdoing, sin, sinfulness, ungodliness, immorality, vice, iniquity, turpitude, degeneracy, vileness, baseness, perversion, corruption, depravity, villainy, nefariousness, atrocity, malevolence, devilishness

informal shadiness, crookedness

rare peccability, peccancy

ANTONYMS

goodness

2‘nothing but evil would come out of such a meeting’

SYNONYMS

harm, pain, hurt, misery, sorrow, suffering, trauma, trouble, disaster, detriment, destruction, loss, misfortune, catastrophe, calamity, affliction, woe, ruin, hardship

ills

ANTONYMS

benefit

3‘the evils of war’

SYNONYMS

abomination, atrocity, obscenity, outrage, enormity, crime, monstrosity, barbarity, barbarism

torment, curse, bane

ANTONYMS

blessing