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English definition of “evil”

evil

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈiːvəl/
B2 something that is very bad and harmful: The theme of the play is the battle between good and evil. the evils of drug and alcohol abuse → See also the lesser of two evilsSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of evil noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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