EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From evil +‎ -ly, replacing earlier evil (evilly).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

evilly (comparative more evilly, superlative most evilly)

  1. In an evil manner.
    • 1966, James Workman, The Mad Emperor, Melbourne, Sydney: Scripts, page 63:
      He grinned evilly around and then pushed his way to the back of the crowd.

Usage notesEdit

  • Verbs to which "evilly" is often applied: speak, think, act, live, smile, grin.

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