Evil vs. Bad

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  • Evil (adjective)

    Intending to harm; malevolent.

    "an evil plot to kill innocent people"

  • Evil (adjective)

    Morally corrupt.

    "Do you think that companies that engage in animal testing are evil?"

  • Evil (adjective)

    Unpleasant, foul (of odour, taste, mood, weather, etc.).

  • Evil (adjective)

    Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous.

  • Evil (adjective)

    Having harmful qualities; not good; worthless or deleterious.

    "an evil beast; an evil plant; an evil crop"

  • Evil (adjective)

    undesirable; harmful; bad practice

    "Global variables are evil; storing processing context in object member variables allows those objects to be reused in a much more flexible way."

  • Evil (noun)

    Moral badness; wickedness; malevolence; the forces or behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good.

    "The evils of society include murder and theft."

    "Evil lacks spirituality, hence its need for mind control."

  • Evil (noun)

    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.

  • Evil (noun)

    A malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil (scrofula).

  • Bad (adjective)

    Unfavorable; negative; not good.

    "You have bad credit."

    "The weather looks pretty bad right now."

    "Don't talk to him; he's in a bad mood."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Not suitable or fitting.

    "Do you think it is a bad idea to confront him directly?"

  • Bad (adjective)

    Not appropriate, of manners etc.

    "It is bad manners to talk with your mouth full."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Unhealthy; liable to cause health problems.

    "Lard is bad for you. Smoking is bad for you, too. Grapes are bad for dogs but not for humans."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Sickly, unhealthy, unwell.

    "Joe's in a bad way; he can't even get out of bed."

    "I went to the hospital to see how my grandfather was doing. Unfortunately, he's in a bad state."

    "I've had a bad back since the accident."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.

    "Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Evil; wicked.

    "Be careful. There are bad people in the world."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Faulty; not functional.

    "I had a bad headlight."

  • Bad (adjective)

    , rotten, overripe.

    "These apples have gone bad."

  • Bad (adjective)

    ; foul.

    "Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone."

  • Bad (adjective)

    False; counterfeit; illegitimate.

    "They were caught trying to pass bad coinage."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Unskilled; of limited ability; not good.

    "I'm pretty bad at speaking French."

    "He's a bad gardener; everything he tries to grow ends up dying."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Of poor physical appearance.

    "I look really bad whenever I get less than seven hours of sleep."

    "I don't look bad in this dress, do I?"

  • Bad (adjective)

    Bold and daring.

  • Bad (adjective)

    Good; superlative.

  • Bad (adjective)

    Severe, urgent.

    "He is in bad need of a haircut."

  • Bad (adjective)

    Overly promiscuous, licentious.

  • Bad (adjective)


    "You is SIC bad, man!"

  • Bad (adverb)


    "I didn't do too bad in the last exam."

  • Bad (noun)

    Error, mistake.

    "Sorry, my bad!"

  • Bad (noun)

    An item (or kind of item) of merchandise with negative value; an unwanted good.

  • Bad (verb)

    form of Alternative past tense|bid. See bade.

  • Bad (verb)

    To shell (a walnut).

  • Evil (adjective)

    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.

  • Evil (adjective)

    Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.

  • Evil (adjective)

    Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.

  • Evil (noun)

    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.

  • Evil (noun)

    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.

  • Evil (noun)

    malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.

  • Evil (adverb)

    In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.

  • Bad


  • Bad (adjective)

    Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; - the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news.

Webster Dictionary
  • Evil (noun)

    morally objectionable behavior

  • Evil (noun)

    that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune;

    "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"

  • Evil (noun)

    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice;

    "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

  • Evil (adjective)

    morally bad or wrong;

    "evil purposes"

    "an evil influence"

    "evil deeds"

  • Evil (adjective)

    having the nature of vice

  • Evil (adjective)

    tending to cause great harm

  • Evil (adjective)

    having or exerting a malignant influence;

    "malevolent stars"

    "a malefic force"

  • Bad (noun)

    that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency;

    "take the bad with the good"

  • Bad (adjective)

    having undesirable or negative qualities;

    "a bad report card"

    "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"

    "a bad little boy"

    "clothes in bad shape"

    "a bad cut"

    "bad luck"

    "the news was very bad"

    "the reviews were bad"

    "the pay is bad"

    "it was a bad light for reading"

    "the movie was a bad choice"

  • Bad (adjective)

    very intense;

    "a bad headache"

    "in a big rage"

    "had a big (or bad) shock"

    "a bad earthquake"

    "a bad storm"

  • Bad (adjective)

    feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad');

    "my throat feels bad"

    "she felt bad all over"

    "he was feeling tough after a restless night"

  • Bad (adjective)

    (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition;

    "bad meat"

    "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

  • Bad (adjective)

    not capable of being collected;

    "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

  • Bad (adjective)

    below average in quality or performance;

    "a bad chess player"

    "a bad recital"

  • Bad (adjective)


    "so-called bad grammar"

  • Bad (adjective)

    not financially safe or secure;

    "a bad investment"

    "high risk investments"

    "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"

    "speculative business enterprises"

  • Bad (adjective)

    physically unsound or diseased;

    "has a bad back"

    "a bad heart"

    "bad teeth"

    "an unsound limb"

    "unsound teeth"

  • Bad (adjective)

    capable of harming;

    "bad habits"

    "bad air"

    "smoking is bad for you"

  • Bad (adjective)

    keenly sorry or regretful;

    "felt bad about letting the team down"

    "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"

    "felt bad about breaking the vase"

  • Bad (adjective)

    characterized by wickedness or immorality;

    "led a very bad life"

  • Bad (adjective)

    reproduced fraudulently;

    "like a bad penny..."

    "a forged twenty dollar bill"

  • Bad (adjective)

    not working properly;

    "a bad telephone connection"

    "a defective appliance"

  • Bad (adverb)

    with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly');

    "the injury hurt badly"

    "the buildings were badly shaken"

    "it hurts bad"

    "we need water bad"

  • Bad (adverb)

    very much; strongly;

    "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"

    "the cables had sagged badly"

    "they were badly in need of help"

    "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"

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