diabolical

  • 1 Diabolical — may refer to: Evil The Devil Diabolical (album) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended art …

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  • 2 diabolical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (also diabolic) of or like the Devil, especially in being evil or cruel. 2) informal very bad: a diabolical voice. DERIVATIVES diabolically adverb. ORIGIN from Greek diabolos accuser, slanderer (see DEVIL(Cf. ↑ …

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  • 3 diabolical — index cruel, malevolent, malicious, malignant, nefarious, ruthless, sinister, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 4 diabolical — c.1500, pertaining to the devil, from diabolic (late 14c.) , from Fr. diabolique (see DIABOLIC (Cf. diabolic)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Meaning befitting the devil is from 1540s. Related: Diabolically …

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Diabolical — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 diabolical — [[t]da͟ɪ͟əbɒ̱lɪk(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you describe something as diabolical, you are emphasizing that it is very bad, extreme, or unpleasant. [INFORMAL] It was a diabolical error, a schoolboy error... The pain was diabolical. Syn:… …

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  • 8 diabolical — 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

  • 9 diabolical — adjective 1 also diabolic, evil or cruel: diabolical abuse | a diabolical plan to destroy him 2 informal especially BrE extremely unpleasant or bad: The toilets were in a diabolical state. diabolically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 diabolical — di|a|bol|i|cal [ˌdaıəˈbɔlıkəl US ˈba: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: diabolique, from Greek diabolos devil ] 1.) also di|a|bol|ic [ˌdaıəˈbɔlık US ˈba: ] evil or cruel ▪ diabolical abuse 2.) BrE informal extremely unpleasant or bad ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 diabolical — di|a|bol|i|cal [ ,daıə balıkl ] adjective 1. ) evil or cruel: diabolical forces 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL very bad: The food at the hotel was diabolical. ╾ di|a|bol|i|cal|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 diabolical — adjective 1. 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… …

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  • 13 diabolical — or diabolic adjective Etymology: Middle English deabolik, from Middle French diabolique, from Late Latin diabolicus, from diabolus Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of the devil ; devilish < a diabolical plot > • diabolically …

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  • 14 diabolical — adj. Diabolical is used with these nouns: ↑scheme …

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  • 15 diabolical — adjective 1》 (also diabolic) characteristic of or associated with the Devil: diabolical cunning. 2》 Brit. informal disgracefully bad or unpleasant. Derivatives diabolically adverb Origin ME: from OFr. diabolique or eccles. L. diabolicus, from… …

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  • 16 diabolical — UK [ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌdaɪəˈbɑlɪk(ə)l] adjective 1) informal very bad The food at the hotel was diabolical. 2) evil or cruel Derived word: diabolically adverb …

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  • 17 diabolical — di·a·bol·i·cal (dī ə bŏlʹĭ kəl) also di·a·bol·ic ( ĭk) adj. 1. Of, concerning, or characteristic of the devil; satanic. 2. Appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty.   [From Middle English deabolik, from Old French… …

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  • 18 diabolical — adjective /ˌdaɪəˈbɔlɪk(l)/ a) Extremely wicked or cruel. b) Of or concerning the devil; satanic. See Also: diabolic …

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  • 19 diabolical — Synonyms and related words: Draconian, Mephistophelian, Tartarean, animal, anthropophagous, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded, brutal, brutalized, brute, brutish, cannibalistic, cruel, cruel… …

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  • 20 diabolical — di|a|bo|li|cal Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …

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