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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 ?
There was one step, perhaps, by which he might still win Dunstan's silence and put off the evil day: he might tell his father that he had himself spent the money paid to him by Fowler; and as he had never been guilty of such an offence before, the affair would blow over after a little storming.
The others, one's neighbors, le prochain, as you and Princess Mary call it, are the chief source of all error and evil.
But, notwithstanding, even these shall have some good mingled with their evils.
SOCRATES: And does he think that the evils will do good to him who possesses them, or does he know that they will do him harm?
Peradventure, hadst thou met earlier with a better love than mine, this evil had not been.
In my youth the monarchs of England had ceased to touch for the evil, but there was no occasion for this diffidence: they could have cured it forty-nine times in fifty.
Moreover, I said, if the woman had a spirit, it was an evil one, for no good spirit would ask the lives of children, but rather those of cattle, for it is against our custom to sacrifice human beings to the Amatonga even in war, though the Basuta dogs do so.
Besides, he is not so overwise as to imagine that he knows whether death is a good or an evil; and he is certain that desertion of his duty is an evil.
But if he breaks agreements, and returns evil for evil, they will be angry with him while he lives; and their brethren the Laws of the world below will receive him as an enemy.
The evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed.
He who does otherwise, either from timidity or evil advice, is always compelled to keep the knife in his hand; neither can he rely on his subjects, nor can they attach themselves to him, owing to their continued and repeated wrongs.
That the contrary of a good is an evil is shown by induction: the contrary of health is disease, of courage, cowardice, and so on.
But for my own passions there would have been no evil.
We may get into moral entanglements; before we know it, we may be in the midst of a struggle between good and evil.
We see likewise, the Scripture calleth envy an evil eye; and the astrologers, call the evil influences of the stars, evil aspects; so that still there seemeth to be acknowledged, in the act of envy, an ejaculation or irradiation of the eye.