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"
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"
Showing wickedness typical of a devil.
Extremely evil or cruel.
fires lit up a diabolic scene
Origin: First attested between 1350 and 1400 from diabolik, from diabolique, from diabolicus, from διαβολικός, from διάβολος.
alt. of Diabolical
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, dī-a-bol′ik, -al, adj. devilish.—adv. Diabol′ically.—v.t. Diab′olise, to render devilish.—ns. Diab′olism, devilish conduct: sorcery or black magic; Diabol′ogy, the doctrine of devils. [L.,—Gr. diabolikos, diabolos, the devil. See Devil.]
The numerical value of diabolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of diabolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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