What does diabolical mean?

Definitions for diabolical

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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"


  1. diabolical(Adjective)

    Extremely wicked or cruel.

  2. diabolical(Adjective)

    Of or concerning the devil; satanic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diabolical(adj)

    pertaining to the devil; resembling, or appropriate, or appropriate to, the devil; devilish; infernal; impious; atrocious; nefarious; outrageously wicked; as, a diabolic or diabolical temper or act


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diabolical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diabolical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. A. E. Housman:

    In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.

  2. Kim Sung-tae:

    Kim Yong Chol is a diabolical war criminal who attacked the South, he deserves death by hanging in the street.

  3. Hank Johnson:

    It seems like this is a renegade contractor visiting abuse on military personnel and live animals, it’s mind-boggling. It’s like a diabolical mad scientist at work in a horror movie.

  4. C. C. Colton:

    There is a diabolical trio existing in the natural man, implacable, inextinguishable, co-operative and consentaneous, pride, envy, and hate; pride that makes us fancy we deserve all the goods that others possess; envy that some should be admired while we are overlooked; and hate, because all that is bestowed on others, diminishes the sum we think due to ourselves.

  5. Barbara Bowman:

    It makes me sick, and it sends a very wrong message about what consent really means, consent is not the absence of a' no.' And when you put drugs and alcohol in the mix, and put a person into a state of impairment and incapacitation where they're not able to respond in a normal setting, it's manipulative. It's diabolical. It's controlling. And it's typical behavior and thinking of a sociopath.

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