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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
evil /'i:vl/
  • tính từ
    • xấu, ác, có hại
      • of evil repute: có tiếng xấu
      • an evil tongue: ác khẩu
      • an evil eye: cái nhìn hãm tài, cái nhìn độc địa
    • the Evil One
      • (xem) one
  • danh từ
    • cái xấu, điều ác; tội lỗi; cái (có) hại; điều tai hại, tai hoạ
      • to speak evil of someone: nói xấu ai
      • to choose the less of two evils: giữa hai cái hại chọn cái ít hại hơn
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) bệnh tràng nhạc
Concise Dictionary
evils'iːvl
noun
+morally objectionable behavior
+that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune
+the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
adj.
+morally bad or wrong
+having the nature of vice
+tending to cause great harm
+having or exerting a malignant influence

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 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, malevolent, maleficent, malefic, black-hearted, evil-minded:
He was an evil tyrant who killed anyone who opposed him.
2 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious, insidious, unscrupulous, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonourable, crooked, criminal, felonious, knavish, sinister, underhand(ed), dirty, corrupt:
He thought up an evil plan for getting rid of his wife.
3 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, and racist attacks abounded.
4 unfortunate, unlucky, ominous, inauspicious, dire, unpropitious, calamitous, infelicitous, woeful:
Their business had fallen on evil times.
5 bad, offensive, disgusting, repulsive, awful, nasty, mephitic, noxious, foul, pestilential, putrid, vile; disagreeable, unpleasant:
An evil odour permeated the crypt.
n.
6 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.
7 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.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 (of people) enjoying harming others; wicked and cruel: an evil man + an evil grin / laugh
2 having a harmful effect on people; morally bad: evil deeds + the evil effects of racism
3 connected with the Devil and with what is bad in the world: evil spirits / beings
4 extremely unpleasant: an evil smell
Idioms: the evil hour / day / moment the time when you have to do sth difficult or unpleasant: I'd better go and see the dentist-I can't put off the evil hour any longer.
more at BREW n., GENIUS n.
+ noun (formal)
1 [U] a force that causes wicked or bad things to happen; wicked behaviour: the eternal struggle between good and evil + the forces of evil + You cannot pretend there's no evil in the world.
2 [C, usually pl.] a wicked or harmful thing; the bad effect of sth: the evils of drugs / alcohol + social evils
Idioms see LESSER, NECESSARY
Collocation Dictionary
adj

VERBS

be, look, seem | become

ADV.

really, truly, very | wholly | basically, inherently, intrinsically
He believes that all people are basically evil.


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