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DIABOLICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diabolical mean? 

DIABOLICAL (adjective)
  The adjective DIABOLICAL has 2 senses:

1. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
2. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

  Familiarity information: DIABOLICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIABOLICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

Synonyms:

mephistophelean; diabolical; diabolic; devilish; mephistophelian

Context examples:

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

Similar:

evil (morally bad or wrong)


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Meaning:

Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

Synonyms:

demonic; satanic; fiendish; diabolical; hellish; infernal; diabolic; unholy

Context examples:

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

Similar:

evil (morally bad or wrong)


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