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Meaning of DIABOLIC

Pronunciation:  `dIu'bâlik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [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"

DIABOLIC is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: demonic, devilish, diabolical, evil, fiendish, hellish, infernal, mephistophelean, mephistophelian, satanic, unholy, wicked



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di`a*bol"ic\, Diabolical \Di`a*bol"ic*al\, a. [L.
diabolicus, Gr. ? devilish, slanderous: cf. F. diabolique.
See {Devil}.]
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. ``Diabolic power.'' --Milton. ``The
diabolical institution.'' --Motley. -- {Di`a*bol"ic*al*ly},
adv. -- {Di`a*bol"ic*al*ness}, n.

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