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SATANIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Satanic mean? 

SATANIC (adjective)
  The adjective SATANIC has 2 senses:

1. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
2. of or relating to Satan

  Familiarity information: SATANIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SATANIC (adjective)


Sense 1satanic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

Synonyms:

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


Sense 2Satanic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to Satan

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Satanic verses

Pertainym:

Satan ((Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell)


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