evil
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evil(
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vuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wicked)
a. malvado
The character of the mother, in the end, wasn’t so evil.El personaje de la madre, al fin y al cabo, no era tan malvado.
b. malo
Everyone agrees that Hitler was an evil man.Todo el mundo está de acuerdo en que Hitler era un hombre malo.
c. maligno
They say an evil spirit haunts the old castle.Dicen que un espíritu maligno ronda el antiguo castillo.
d. maléfico
He thought the mother had an evil influence on her son.Creía que la madre ejercía una influencia maléfica sobre su hijo.
2. (very unpleasant)
a. horrible
An evil smell came out of the sewers.Un olor horrible salía de las alcantarillas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (wickedness)
a. el mal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Dumbledore fought evil with non-violence.Dumbledore luchaba contra el mal con la no-violencia.
4. (very bad thing)
a. el mal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Corruption is one of the major evils of our society.La corrupción es uno de los mayores males de nuestra sociedad.
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evil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el mal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to speak evil of somebodyhablar mal de alguien
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (person)
a. malo(a), malvado(a)
3. (action, practice)
a. vil, perverso(a)
4. (influence, effect)
a. nocivo(a), perjudicial
5. (spirit)
a. maligno(a)
the evil eyeel mal de ojo
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evil [ˈiːvl]
adjective
1 (wicked) [+person, deed, thought] malvado; [+reputation] de malvado; [+spirit] maligno; maléfico; [+influence] maléfico; funesto; [+place, plan] diabólico; [+hour, times] funesto; [+effect] nocivo
to put the evil eye on sbgive sb the evil eye echar el mal de ojo a algn
an evil spell un maleficio
evil tongues may say that ... las malas lenguas dirán que ...
he had his evil way with her se aprovechó de ella; se la llevó al huerto (humorous)
the evil weed (tobacco) el vicio (humorous)
2 (nasty) [+smell, taste] horrible
to put off the evil day posponer el día funesto
to have an evil temper tener un genio endiablado
noun
1 (wickedness) mal (m)
the conflict between good and evil el conflicto entre el bien y el mal; there wasn't a trace of evil in her no había ni un rastro del maldad en ella
the forces of evil las fuerzas del mal
to speak evil of sb hablar mal de algn
to [wish] sb evil
2 (harmful thing) mal (m)
the lesser of two evils el menor de dos males
the evils of [drink]
a necessary evil un mal necesario
social evils males (m) sociales
Taxation is a necessary evil in my view... see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil she could sense the presence of evil in the place He felt pain as he contemplated the evil in the universe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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