wrongdoer, delinquent; offender, recidivist, malfeasant, miscreant, culprit, jailbird, convict, felon; crook, hoodlum, ruffian, hooligan, roughneck, tough; desperado, outlaw, gunman, gangster; murderer, assassin, cutthroat, rapist; hijacker, pirate, footpad, burglar, safecracker, forger; Vandal, Goth, Hun, Apache, Nazi, Fascist, nihilist; oppressor, tyrant, terrorist; incendiary, anarchist, firebrand; saboteur, marplot.
2. sinner, wretch, Archaic, caitiff, fiend, demon, Loki, devil, devil incarnate; monster, witch, ghoul, ogre, beast, hellhound, vulture, snake, serpent, viper; cur, brute, bully; scoundrel, blackguard, black sheep, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing; reprobate, debauchee, libertine, wanton; scamp, scrapegrace, mischief-maker. evil-minded, adj. 1. salacious, depraved, lewd, lascivious, licentious, lecherous, Archaic, lickerish; foulmouthed, dirty, smutty, obscene.
2. wicked, cruel, truculent, vicious; malicious, malevolent, malign, spiteful, bitter; ruthless, hateful, rancorous, nasty; fiendish, demoniac, devilish, diabolical, satanic, hellish, infernal; cold-blooded, inhuman, untamed, barbarous, savage, feral; depraved, atrocious, felonious, fell; destructive, venomous, poisonous, malignant. evince, v. 1. prove, manifest, make manifest, make clear, evidence, make evident, establish, certify; display, exhibit, show, indicate, demonstrate.
2. tell, make known, disclose, divulge; reveal, betray, expose, show up, shine the light on, bring to light. eviscerate, v. 1. disembowel, embowel, bowel, ex-enterate, Rare, viscerate.
2. devitalize, weaken, enervate; debilitate, enfeeble, deplete, sap, exhaust. evocative, adj. reminiscent, suggestive, remindful, educative; stimulating, exciting, awakening, reawak-ing, arousing, stirring, kindling, rekindling; provocative, striking, penetrating, sensitive. evoke, v. elicit, educe, call, summon, invite; provoke, cause, bring about, induce; suggest, remind, recall, reawake, rekindle; conjure up; stimulate, excite, awaken, rouse, arouse, stir, kindle; call forth, invoke, adjure, obtest. evolve, v. develop, grow, become, become more complex or sophisticated; grow out of, turn into, derive from, result, emerge; progress, go forward, increase, expand, snowball; produce, construct, formulate, build up; unroll, unfold, uncoil, open. evolution, n. 1. evolvement, unfolding, flowering, ripening, unrolling, succession, fruition; development, elaboration, growth, production, creation.
2. rotation, turn, turning, convolution, circuition, gyration, Dressage, curvet. ewer, n. pitcher, carafe, cruet, cruse, urn; jug, decanter, flagon, crock, ampulla; vessel, container. exacerbate, v. 1. aggravate, worsen, add insult to injury, rub salt into the wound, Inf. rub it in, pour oil on the fire; sharpen, intensify, heighten, deepen, add fuel to the fire or flames, fan or stoke or fuel the fire or flames.
2. embitter, envenom, gall, rankle, acerbate, sour, poison.
3. exasperate, discompose, distress, ruffle, roil, pique, chafe, grate, put out, try [s.o.'s] patience, Sl. get [s.o.'s] goat, Sl. drive [s.o.j nuts or up the wall; anger, incense, enrage, infuriate, madden, raise [s.o.'sj ire, make [s.o.'s] blood boil.
4. irritate, annoy, bother, pester, fret, nettle, vex, plague, disturb, perturb, harass, hector, torment, provoke, badger, Chiefly U.S. rile, rub [s.o.] the wrong way.