The definition of evil is something morally bad, harmful or ominous.(adjective)
An example of something that would be described as evil is a plot to commit murder.
Evil is defined as the quality of being morally bad or something that causes harm or misfortune.(noun)
An example of an evil is discrimination.
See evil in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ivel < OE yfel, akin to Ger übel < IE *upelo- < base *upo-, up from under > up, Sans upa, toward
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adjective e·vil·er, e·vil·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English yfel; see wap- in Indo-European roots.
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