Synonyms of evil in English:

evil


See definition of evil

adjective

1‘an evil deed’

SYNONYMS
wicked, bad, wrong, morally wrong, wrongful, immoral, sinful, ungodly, unholy, foul, vile, base, ignoble, dishonourable, corrupt, iniquitous, depraved, degenerate, villainous, nefarious, sinister, vicious, malicious, malevolent, demonic, devilish, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, dark, black-hearted
monstrous, shocking, despicable, atrocious, heinous, odious, contemptible, horrible, execrable
informal low-down, stinking, dirty, shady, warped, bent, crooked
archaic dastardly, black
rare egregious, flagitious, peccable
ANTONYMS

good, virtuous

2‘the evil influence of society’

SYNONYMS
harmful, hurtful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious, inimical, bad, mischievous, pernicious, malignant, malign, baleful, venomous, noxious, poisonous
corrupting, subversive
calamitous, disastrous, destructive, ruinous
literary malefic, maleficent
rare prejudicious
ANTONYMS

good, beneficial

3‘his army suffered in the evil weather’

SYNONYMS
unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, horrible, foul, filthy, vile
inclement, wet, rainy, stormy, squally, blustery, cold, freezing, foggy
ANTONYMS

pleasant, fine

4‘she helped those who had fallen on evil times’

SYNONYMS
unlucky, unfortunate, unfavourable, adverse, unhappy, disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, calamitous, unpropitious, inauspicious, dire, woeful

noun

1‘I sense the evil in our midst’

SYNONYMS
wickedness, bad, badness, wrong, wrongdoing, sin, sinfulness, ungodliness, immorality, vice, iniquity, turpitude, degeneracy, vileness, baseness, perversion, corruption, depravity, villainy, nefariousness, atrocity, malevolence, devilishness
informal shadiness, crookedness
rare peccability, peccancy
ANTONYMS

goodness

2‘nothing but evil would come out of such a meeting’

SYNONYMS
harm, pain, hurt, misery, sorrow, suffering, trauma, trouble, disaster, detriment, destruction, loss, misfortune, catastrophe, calamity, affliction, woe, ruin, hardship
ills
ANTONYMS

benefit

3‘the evils of war’

SYNONYMS
abomination, atrocity, obscenity, outrage, enormity, crime, monstrosity, barbarity, barbarism
torment, curse, bane
ANTONYMS

blessing