Pronunciation: (ē'vul),[key] —adj. 1. morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life. 2. harmful; injurious: evil laws. 3. characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous: to be fallen on evil days. 4. due to actual or imputed bad conduct or character: an evil reputation. 5. marked by anger, irritability, irascibility, etc.: He is known for his evil disposition. 6. the evil one, the devil; Satan.
—n. 1. that which is evil; evil quality, intention, or conduct: to choose the lesser of two evils. 2. the force in nature that governs and gives rise to wickedness and sin.
3. the wicked or immoral part of someone or something: The evil in his nature has destroyed the good. 4. harm; mischief; misfortune: to wish one evil. 5. anything causing injury or harm: Tobacco is considered by some to be an evil. 6. a harmful aspect, effect, or consequence: the evils of alcohol. 7. a disease, as king's evil.
—adv. in an evil manner; badly; ill: It went evil with him.