Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop.
Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; -- opposed to good.
Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity.
Something that is unsuitable for a natural tendency or appetency. The privation of a required good.
Not good morally, marked by bad moral qualities, violating the rules of morality, wicked sinful. Unsound or of inferior quality, worthless, causing discomfort or repulsion. Uncomforable, offensive, painful, foul, causing or tending to cause harm, baneful, harmful pernicious. Portending harm or misfortune, wretched, miserable, unfortunate, unlucky, inauspicous. The face of suffering and wickedness, the totality of undesirable, harmful, wicked acts, experiences and things. A cosmic force producing evil action or states, sin. Evil is the antithesis of good, especial in moral or moralistic considerations, it may indicate a quality, trait, condition, practice, cause, or desire. Applies to anything distressing, painful, fretting or injurious that one suffers
A nebulous concept in Hinduism. Many Hindus would deny it exists, others would equate it with ignorance and passion, others would accept it and try to be beyond good and evil, and a few Hindus would try to experience evil as much as experiencing good.
The opponent of morality. Attachment of ego and loss of remembrance of own divinity. A way to experience duality.
Actions of human beings which intentionally harm the well being of humanity or violate individual principles established to that end. Reference section 2.1
morally objectionable behavior
that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
tending to cause great harm
having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
Malignant, malicious. Acts whose sole purpose is to do harm to mankind and, therefore, God himself.
What that in the becoming of matter determines in the living creature, in the kind or in the whole biosphere deterioration, reduction or destruction. One opposes the good which is instead conservation, increase or improvement.
reversing the proper order of moral 'incentives', whereby a person regards 'maxims' promoting happiness as more important than maxims promoting 'duty'. (See radical evil.)
(English, used to translate the Greek poneros) 1. causing pain or hardship; harmful; hurtful; injurious. 2. morally bad; wicked; depraved. 3. intentionally injuring, damaging or destroying; malevolent. 4. willfully causing pain; sadistic.
In religion and ethics, Evil refers to the morally objectionable aspects of the behaviour and reasoning of human beings — those which are deliberately void of conscience, and show a wanton penchant for destruction. Evil is sometimes defined as the absence of a good which could and should be present; the absence of which is a void in what should be. In most cultures, the word is used to describe acts, thoughts, and ideas which are thought to (either directly or causally) bring about affliction and death — the opposite of goodness, which itself refers to aspects which are life-affirming, peaceful, and constructive.