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English definition of “evil”


noun [C or U]     /ˈiː.vəl/
B2 something that is very bad and harmful: Each new leader would blame his predecessor for all the evils of the past. Drug addiction is one of today's great social evils. For the sake of long-term peace, the military option is the lesser evil/the lesser of two evils (= the less unpleasant of two bad choices). the battle between good and evilMorally wrong and evilDishonest
(Definition of evil noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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