diabolic

  • 1 diabolic — DIABÓLIC, Ă, diabolici, ce, adj. 1. De diavol; care vine de la diavol; drăcesc. 2. Care denotă o mare cruzime, rău, crud; perfid, viclean; primejdios, funest. [pr.: di a ] – Din fr. diabolique, lat. diabolicus. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Diabolic — Di a*bol ic, Diabolical Di a*bol ic*al, a. [L. diabolicus, Gr. ? devilish, slanderous: cf. F. diabolique. See {Devil}.] 1. Pertaining to the devil; resembling, or appropriate, or appropriate to, the devil; befitting hell or satan; devilish;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 diabolic — diabolic, diabolical Diabolic is used primarily with direct reference to the devil (as in Byron s Satan…merely bent his diabolic brow an instant, 1822), whereas diabolical is used overwhelmingly in its extended meanings ‘bad, disgraceful, awful’ …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 diabolic — I adjective accursed, amoral, amoralistic, bad hearted, brutal, brutalized, callous, conscienceless, cruel, cursed, deadly, dehumanized, demoniac, demonic, devil like, devilish, evil, evil doing, evil minded, execrable, fiendish, fiendlike, full… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 diabolic — late 14c., from O.Fr. diabolique (13c.), from L.L. diabolicus, from Eccles. Gk. diabolikos devilish, from diabolos (see DEVIL (Cf. devil)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 diabolic — [adj] evil, fiendish atrocious, cruel, damnable, demoniac, demonic, devilish, hellish, impious, infernal, Mephistophelian, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, satanic, serpentine, shocking, unhallowed, unpleasant, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 diabolic — [dī΄ə bäl′ik] adj. [Fr diabolique < LL(Ec) diabolicus < diabolus: see DEVIL] 1. of the Devil or devils 2. very wicked or cruel; fiendish: Also diabolical diabolically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Diabolic — Not to be confused with Diabolic (rap artist). Diabolic Origin Tampa Bay, Florida, United States Genres Death metal Years active 1998 present Labels Fadeless Records, Conquest …

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  • 9 diabolic — [[t]da͟ɪ͟əbɒ̱lɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Diabolic is used to describe things that people think are caused by or belong to the Devil. [FORMAL] ...the diabolic forces which lurk in all violence. 2) ADJ (emphasis) If you describe something as diabolic,… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 diabolic — adjective /ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk/ a) Showing wickedness typical of a devil. diabolic magic square b) Extremely evil or cruel. a cunning and diabolic plot Syn: devilish, mephistophelian, mephi …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 diabolic — /daɪəˈbɒlɪk / (say duyuh bolik) adjective 1. having the qualities of a devil; fiendish; outrageously wicked: a diabolic plot. 2. relating to or actuated by the devil or a devil: *Behind him the old woman whistled screeches in a diabolic effort to …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 diabolic — diabolically, adv. diabolicalness, n. /duy euh bol ik/, adj. 1. having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked: a diabolic plot. 2. pertaining to or actuated by a devil. Also, diabolical. [1350 1400; ME diabolik ( < MF)… …

    Universalium

  • 13 diabolic — diabolical, diabolic devilish, *fiendish, demoniac, demonic Analogous words: & Antonyms: see those at DEVILISH …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 diabolic — di•a•bol•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈbɒl ɪk[/t]] also di a•bol′i•cal adj. 1) devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked: diabolic acts[/ex] 2) pertaining to or actuated by a devil • Etymology: 1350–1400; diabolik (< MF) < LL diabolicus < Gk diabolikós;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 diabolic — adjective see diabolical …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 diabolic — Synonyms and related words: Draconian, Mephistophelian, Tartarean, abominable, accursed, animal, anthropophagous, appalling, atrocious, awful, bad, barbaric, barbarous, base, beastly, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded, brutal,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 diabòlic — di|a|bò|lic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …

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  • 18 diabólic — adj. m. (sil. di a ), pl. diabólici; f. sg. diabólicã, pl. diabólice …

    Romanian orthography

  • 19 diabolic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. devilish, demoniac, wicked, impious, malevolent. See demon, badness, malevolence. Ant., angelic. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. diabolical, fiendish, devilish, satanic; see cruel 1 , sinister , wicked… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 diabolic — di·a·bol·ic || ‚daɪə bÉ’lɪk(l) adj. devilish, like a devil …

    English contemporary dictionary