Antonyms of noun evil

1 of 3 senses of evil

Sense 3
evil, evilness -- (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world")
       Antonym of good (Sense 2)
      => good, goodness -- (moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun evil

3 senses of evil

Sense 1
evil, immorality, wickedness, iniquity -- (morally objectionable behavior)
       => transgression, evildoing -- (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father")

Sense 2
evil -- (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)
       => bad, badness -- (that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good")

Sense 3
evil, evilness -- (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world")
       => immorality -- (the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction")

Antonyms of adj evil

3 senses of evil

Sense 1
evil (vs. good) -- (morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds")

good (vs. evil) -- (morally admirable)
        => angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted -- (marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; "angelic beneficence"; "a beatific smile"; "a saintly concern for his fellow men"; "my sainted mother")
        => goody-goody -- (affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous)
        => redemptive, redeeming (prenominal), saving (prenominal) -- (bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love")
        => white -- (benevolent; without malicious intent; "that's white of you")

Sense 2
evil, vicious -- (having the nature of vice)

INDIRECT (VIA wicked) -> virtuous -- (morally excellent)

Sense 3
malefic, malevolent, malign, evil -- (having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force")

INDIRECT (VIA maleficent) -> beneficent -- (doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in history")

Similarity of adj evil

3 senses of evil

Sense 1
evil (vs. good) -- (morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds")
       => atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous -- (shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit")
       => bad -- (characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life")
       => black, dark, sinister -- (stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy)
       => corruptive, perversive, pestiferous -- (tending to corrupt or pervert)
       => demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy -- (extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces")
       => despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched -- (morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar")
       => devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean -- (showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in his eye")
       => evil-minded -- (having evil thoughts or intentions)
          Also See-> bad#1; immoral#1; offensive#5; unrighteous#1; wicked#1; wrong#2

Sense 2
evil, vicious -- (having the nature of vice)
       => wicked (vs. virtuous) -- (morally bad in principle or practice)

Sense 3
malefic, malevolent, malign, evil -- (having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force")
       => maleficent (vs. beneficent) -- (harmful or evil in intent or effect)

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