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English definition of “evil”

evil

adjective     /ˈiː.vəl/
B2 morally bad, cruel, or very unpleasant: an evil dictator These people are just evil.Morally wrong and evilDishonest If the weather or a smell is evil, it is very unpleasant.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of evil adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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