diabolical

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First attested between 1350 and 1400 from Middle English diabolik, from Middle French diabolique, from Late Latin diabolicus, from Ancient Greek διαβολ-ικός (diabolikos, devilish), from διάβολος (diabolos).[1]

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diabolical (comparative more diabolical, superlative most diabolical)

  1. Extremely wicked or cruel.
  2. Of or concerning the devil; satanic.

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  1. ^ diabolical” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.