Definitions for diabolicˌdaɪ əˈbɒl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•a•bol•icˌdaɪ əˈbɒl ɪk(adj.)

also di`a•bol′i•cal

  1. devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked:

    diabolic acts.

  2. pertaining to or actuated by a devil.

Origin of diabolic:

1350–1400; diabolik (< MF) < LL diabolicus < Gk diabolikós; see devil , -ic

di`a•bol′i•cal•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean(adj)

    showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

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

  2. demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy(adj)

    extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. diabolic(Adjective)

    Showing wickedness typical of a devil.

  2. diabolic(Adjective)

    Extremely evil or cruel.

    fires lit up a diabolic scene

  3. Origin: First attested between 1350 and 1400 from diabolik, from diabolique, from diabolicus, from διαβολικός, from διάβολος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diabolic(adj)

    alt. of Diabolical

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