Definitions for diabolic

Definitions for (adj) diabolic

Main entry: diabolic, diabolical, demonic, fiendish, unholy, satanic, infernal, hellish

Definition: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

Usage: something demonic in him--something that could be cruel; fires lit up a diabolic scene; diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils; a fiendish despot; hellish torture; infernal instruments of war; satanic cruelty; unholy grimaces

Main entry: mephistophelean, mephistophelian, devilish, diabolic, diabolical

Definition: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

Usage: devilish schemes; the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen; the diabolical expression on his face; a mephistophelian glint in his eye

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