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How Do You Spell EVIL?

Correct spelling for the English word "evil" is [ˈiːvə͡l], [ˈiːvə‍l], [ˈiː_v_əl]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of EVIL

  1. [=e]'vl, adj. wicked: mischievous: disagreeable: unfortunate.--adv. in an evil manner: badly.--n. that which produces unhappiness or calamity: harm: wickedness: depravity: sin.--ns. E'VIL-DO'ER, one who does evil; E'VIL-EYE, a supposed power to cause evil or harm by the look of the eye.--adj. E'VIL-F[=A]'VOURED, having a repulsive appearance: ugly.--n. E'VIL-F[=A]'VOUREDNESS (B.), ugliness: deformity.--adv. E'VILLY, in an evil manner: not well.--adj. E'VIL-MIND'ED, inclined to evil: malicious: wicked.--ns. E'VILNESS, state of being evil: wickedness; E'VIL-SPEAK'ING, the speaking of evil: slander.--adj. E'VIL-STARRED (Tenn.), born under the influence of an unpropitious star, unfortunate.--n. E'VIL-WORK'ER, one who works or does evil.--THE EVIL ONE, the devil.--SPEAK EVIL OF, to slander. [A.S. yfel; Dut. euvel; Ger. übel. Ill is a doublet.]

Common Misspellings for EVIL

Below is the list of 353 misspellings for the word "evil".

Usage Examples for EVIL

  1. So, for good or evil, his mind was made up. - "Chippinge Borough" by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. Yes, for good or evil. - "The White Squaw" by Mayne Reid
  3. Some one has brought this evil upon us. - "The Northern Iron 1907" by George A. Birmingham
  4. You are doing an evil thing! - "A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. " All will yet be well," she continued; " your innocence can not fail to be established, and this dreadful time will be forgotten like an evil dream." - "Bred in the Bone" by James Payn
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