Definition for E'VIL

E'VIL, adv. [generally contracted to ill.]

  1. Not well; not with justice or propriety; unsuitably. Evil it beseems thee. Shak.
  2. Not virtuously; not innocently.
  3. Not happily; unfortunately. It went evil with his house. Deut.
  4. Injuriously; not kindly. The Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us. Deut. In composition, evil, denoting something bad or wrong, is often contracted to ill.

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