Translation of "evil" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

evil

adjective uk /ˈiː.vəl/ us /ˈiː.vəl/

B2 morally bad, cruel, or very unpleasant

道德敗壞的;邪惡的,惡毒的;討厭的
an evil dictator 邪惡的獨裁者
These people are just evil. 這些人太惡毒了。

If the weather or a smell is evil, it is very unpleasant.

天氣或氣味討厭的;令人不舒服的;令人作嘔的

Idiom(s)

noun [ C or U ] uk /ˈiː.vəl/ us /ˈiː.vəl/

B2 something that is very bad and harmful

邪惡(之事);罪惡(行為);禍害;災禍
Each new leader would blame his predecessor for all the evils of the past. 每個新上任的領導人都會把過去所有弊病全部歸咎於前任。
Drug addiction is one of today's great social evils. 吸毒成癮是現今社會的一大罪惡。
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). 為了長期的和平,採取軍事行動是兩害相權取其輕的選擇。
the battle between good and evil 善與惡的較量

(Translation of “evil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)