diabolic

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Etymology[edit]

First attested between 1350 and 1400 from Middle English diabolik, from Middle French diabolique, from Late Latin diabolicus, from Ancient Greek διαβολικός (diavolikós, devilish), from διάβολος (diábolos, devil).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk/

Adjective[edit]

diabolic (comparative more diabolic, superlative most diabolic)

  1. Showing wickedness typical of a devil.
    diabolic magic square
    a cunning and diabolic plot
  2. Extremely evil or cruel.
    fires lit up a diabolic scene

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