Diabolic meaning

dīəbälik
Extremely or ingeniously difficult, vexatious, etc.; fiendish.
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Very wicked or cruel.
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The definition of diabolic is something evil or of the devil.

An evil plot to take over the world is an example of a plot that would be described as diabolic.

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Of the Devil or devils.
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Showing wickedness typical of a devil.

Diabolic magic square.

A cunning and diabolic plot.

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Extremely evil or cruel.

Fires lit up a diabolic scene.

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Origin of diabolic

  • 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 (diabolos, “devil”).

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