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Synonyms for evil

Synonyms for evil

bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune

that which is morally bad or objectionable

whatever is destructive or harmful

a cause of suffering or harm

Synonyms for evil

that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune

morally bad or wrong

having the nature of vice

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having or exerting a malignant influence

References in classic literature ?
So saying, her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the Fruit, she pluck'd, she eat: Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
He wishes them to know that the divine sign never interrupted him in the course of his defence; the reason of which, as he conjectures, is that the death to which he is going is a good and not an evil.
I do not suppose that, when a drunkard reasons with himself upon his vice, he is once out of five hundred times affected by the dangers that he runs through his brutish, physical insensibility; neither had I, long as I had considered my position, made enough allowance for the complete moral insensibility and insensate readiness to evil, which were the leading characters of Edward Hyde.
He has acquired merit, though the healed employed his strength for evil.
I would like to ask if there is anything not necessarily of evil import about any of the places?
What can life be to such a hag as thou, who hast no shape, nor form, nor hair, nor teeth--hast naught, save wickedness and evil eyes?
The others, one's neighbors, le prochain, as you and Princess Mary call it, are the chief source of all error and evil.
Where he could see an opportunity of doing evil, he meant to do it; where he could bring misery and suffering upon anyone with whom he came into contact, he meant to grasp the opportunity.
He tells of all the evil things she does, by which Langland means to show what wicked things men will do if tempted by bribery and the hope of gain.
For one fosters evil war and battle, being cruel: her no man loves; but perforce, through the will of the deathless gods, men pay harsh Strife her honour due.
SOCRATES: Then are there some who desire the evil and others who desire the good?
Certainly not; for he thinks that a friend ought always to do good to a friend and never evil.
But as there is scarce any human good without its concomitant evil, so there are people who find an inconvenience in this unobserving temper of mankind; I mean persons who have no money; for as you are not put out of countenance, so neither are you cloathed or fed by those who do not know you.
And nothing evil groweth in thee any longer, unless it be the evil that groweth out of the conflict of thy virtues.
A wide frontier had been laid naked by this unexpected disaster, and more substantial evils were preceded by a thousand fanciful and imaginary dangers.