Complete List of Negative Words Starting With E

Negative Words Starting With E

Below I’ve put together a list of negative words that start the letter E. I’ve included some of the more interesting, unusual, and powerful adjectives that have negative implications.

Negative Words Starting With E

Earsplitting – extremely loud.

Effigy – a sculpture or model of a person.

Egocentric – thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered.

Egotistical – excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself; self-centered.

Elimination – the complete removal or destruction of something.

Emaciated – abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.

Embarrassed – feeling or showing embarrassment.

Embroiled – involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.

Emphatic – expressing something forcibly and clearly.

Emptiness – the state of containing nothing.

Endanger – put (someone or something) at risk or in danger.

Enemies – a person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.

Enfeeble – make weak or feeble.

Engulf – (of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely.

Enrage – make (someone) very angry.

Entangle – cause to become twisted together with or caught in.

Envious – feeling or showing envy.

Erase – rub out or remove (writing or marks).

Erode – (of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land).

Erratic – a rock or boulder that differs from the surrounding rock and is believed to have been brought from a distance by glacial action.

Erupt – (of a volcano) become active and eject lava, ash, and gases.

Erroneous – wrong; incorrect.

Evil – profoundly immoral and wicked.

Eviscerate – disembowel (a person or animal).

Excessive – more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate.

Exclusion – the process of excluding or the state of being excluded.

Excuses – seek to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); try to justify.

Exhausted – (of resources or reserves) completely used up.

Expel – officially make (someone) leave a school or other organization.

Expired – (of a document, authorization, or agreement) come to the end of the period of validity.

Exploited – make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource).

Extremism – the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.

Earthquake – a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust, causing seismic waves and ground shaking.

Eerie – Uncanny or unsettling, evoking an otherworldly sense of discomfort or fear.

Effrontery – Brazen boldness or audacious behavior, displaying a lack of respect or courtesy.

Egoistic – an excessive focus on oneself, prioritizing personal interests over others.

Enmity – deep-seated hostility or animosity towards someone or something.

Entropy – measure of disorder or randomness in a system, often associated with a tendency towards chaos.

Exasperation – Intense frustration or irritation arising from prolonged annoyance or difficulty.

Exile – forced removal from one’s homeland as a punishment or consequence.

Exploitation – utilizing others or resources for personal gain in an unfair or unethical manner.

Extinction – the complete disappearance or eradication of a species or a phenomenon.

Extravagance – indulging in excessive luxury or wasteful spending beyond what is necessary.

Exclusionary – tending to exclude or reject certain individuals or groups.

Excruciating – intensely painful or agonizing to the point of extreme discomfort.

Exhaustion – the state of extreme fatigue or depletion of physical or mental energy.

Exorcism – the ritualistic act of expelling evil spirits or supernatural entities from a person or place.

Expulsion – the act of ejecting or removing someone forcibly from a place or group.

Expunge – eliminate or erase completely from a record or memory.

Extortion – coercive obtaining of something, usually money or goods, through force or threats.

Extermination – the deliberate act of killing or destroying something entirely.

Extinguish – to quench or put out, especially flames or fires.

Exude – to emit or release slowly, often with an indication of a particular quality like arrogance.

Enervation – the state of being drained of energy or vitality, resulting in weakness.

Entanglement – being intricately twisted or involved in a complicated situation.

Envenom – poison or contaminate with venom or introducing a harmful substance to a system.

Epileptic – a neurological disorder that involves seizures.

Erosion – gradual wearing away or destruction of something.

Eviction – the legal act of forcing someone to leave a property, typically due to non-compliance with terms of a lease.

Exacerbate – to worsen or intensify a situation, making it more difficult or severe.

Exorbitant – unreasonably high or excessive, exceeding what is considered fair or just.

Expensive – a substantial cost.

Exasperating – causing extreme annoyance and frustration.

Exiguity – extreme scarcity or smallness.

Exenterate – removing the contents or vital parts of.

Execration – a curse or expression of hatred.

Excommunication – official exclusion from participation in a group or community.

Excluded – left out or not included, often intentionally.

Evasive – avoiding commitment or straightforwardness.

Ersatz – artificial or inferior substitute.

Enervating – draining or weakening.

Embezzlement – dishonestly stealing funds entrusted to someone.

Extradite – surrender a criminal to another jurisdiction.

Extirpate – Eradicate or destroy completely.

Exaggerative – tending to exaggerate or overstate.

Egotism – excessive self-importance or selfishness.

Exposed – vulnerable or unprotected.

Execrable – extremely bad or unpleasant.

Are there any negative words beginning with the letter E you think should be on this list? Drop me a comment, I’m always open to adding more words – thanks!

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