Diabolical meaning

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The definition of diabolical is something devilish or cunning in an evil way.

A devilish and cunning plan to take over the world is an example of a diabolical plan.

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Of, concerning, or characteristic of the devil; satanic.
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Appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty.
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Of or concerning the devil; satanic.
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Origin of diabolical

  • From Middle English deabolik from Old French diabolique from Late Latin diabolicus from Latin diabolus devil devil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary