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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *zъlъ.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): [zloj]

AdjectiveEdit

злой (zloj) (comparative (по)зле́е or (по)зле́й, superlative зле́йший)

  1. wicked, evil, ill-natured
    злы́е дела́zlýje deláevil deeds
  2. malicious, malevolent, spiteful
    Его́ гу́бы искриви́ла зла́я улы́бка.Jevó gúby iskrivíla zlája ulýbka.A malevolent smile played on his lips.
  3. angry, enraged
    Осторо́жно, зла́я соба́ка!Ostoróžno, zlája sobáka!Beware of angry dog.
  4. rabid, irate, venomous
  5. fierce, severe, bitter
    злой ве́терzloj vétera bitter wind
  6. ill, harmful, evil, bad
    зла́я судьба́zlája sudʹbáan ill fate
  7. (figuratively) pungent, stinging, painfully spicy
    зла́я припра́ваzlája priprávaa pungent seasoning
  8. (medicine) malignant

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