Evil vs. Wicked

Evil vs. Wicked — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Evil and Wicked

Eviladjective

Morally bad or wrong; wicked

an evil tyrant.

Wickedadjective

Evil or immoral

"this wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred" (Winston S. Churchill).

Eviladjective

Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful

the evil effects of a poor diet.

Wickedadjective

Playfully malicious or mischievous

a wicked prank.a critic's wicked wit.

Eviladjective

Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous

evil omens.

Wickedadjective

Severe and distressing

a wicked cough.a wicked gash.wicked driving conditions.

Eviladjective

Bad or blameworthy by report; infamous

an evil reputation.

Wickedadjective

Highly offensive; obnoxious

a wicked stench.

Eviladjective

Characterized by anger or spite; malicious

an evil temper.

Wickedadjective

(Slang) Strikingly good, effective, or skillful

a wicked curve ball.a wicked imitation.

Evilnoun

The quality of being morally bad or wrong; wickedness.

Wickedadverb

Used as an intensive

"a ... body suit, which she describes as wicked comfortable" (Nathan Cobb).

Evilnoun

That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction

a leader's power to do both good and evil.

Wickedadjective

Evil or mischievous by nature.

Evilnoun

An evil force, power, or personification.

Wickedadjective

(slang) Excellent; awesome; masterful.

That was a wicked guitar solo, bro!

Evilnoun

Something that is a cause or source of suffering, injury, or destruction

the social evils of poverty and injustice.

Wickedadjective

Having a wick.

a two-wicked lamp

Eviladverb

In an evil manner.

Wickedadjective

Active; brisk.

Eviladjective

Intending to harm; malevolent.

an evil plot to kill innocent people

Wickedadjective

(Alternative form of) wick (Etymology 3 Adjective), as applying to inanimate objects only.

Eviladjective

Morally corrupt.

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

Wickedadjective

Infested with maggots.

Eviladjective

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

Wickedadverb

Very, extremely.

The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!

Eviladjective

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

Wickednoun

People who are wicked.

Eviladjective

(obsolete) Having harmful qualities; not good; worthless or deleterious.

an evil beast; an evil plant; an evil crop

Wickedverb

simple past tense and past participle of wick

Eviladjective

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.

Wickedadjective

morally bad in principle or practice

Evilnoun

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.

Wickedadjective

having committed unrighteous acts;

a sinful person

Evilnoun

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.

Wickedadjective

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;

severe paina severe case of flua terrible coughunder wicked fire from the enemy's gunsa wicked cough

Evilnoun

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

Wickedadjective

morally bad or wrong;

evil purposesan evil influenceevil deeds

Evilnoun

morally objectionable behavior

Wickedadjective

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;

a disgusting smelldistasteful languagea loathsome diseasethe idea of eating meat is repellent to merevolting fooda wicked stench

Evilnoun

that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune;

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

Evilnoun

the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice;

attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world

Eviladjective

morally bad or wrong;

evil purposesan evil influenceevil deeds

Eviladjective

having the nature of vice

Eviladjective

tending to cause great harm

Eviladjective

having or exerting a malignant influence;

malevolent starsa malefic force