Fiend definitions

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One who is addicted to something.

A dope fiend.

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One who is completely absorbed in or obsessed with a given job or pastime.

A crossword-puzzle fiend.

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One who is particularly adept at something.

A fiend with computers.

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To crave (a drug, for example).

Fiended cocaine.

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To have an intense desire for something.

Fiended for the band's new release.

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An evil spirit; devil.
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The definition of a fiend is someone who obsesses over an activity or thing.

An example of a fiend is someone who does a lot of drugs (a drug fiend).

An example of a fiend is a constant shopper.

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An inhumanly wicked or cruel person.
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A fiend is defined as a person who is evil and cruel.

An example of a fiend is someone who is not kind to animals.

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(religious, archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
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A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
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An evil spirit; a demon.
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The Devil; Satan.
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A diabolically evil or wicked person.
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A person addicted to some activity, habit, etc.

A fresh-air fiend.

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A person who is excellent at some activity.

A fiend at tennis.

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A very evil person.
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(informal) An addict.

A jazz fiend.

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Origin of fiend

From Middle English feend (“enemy, demon”), from Old English fēond (“enemy”), from Proto-Germanic *fijandz. Cognate with Old Norse fjándi (Icelandic fjandi, Danish fjende, Swedish fiende), West Frisian fijân, Low German Feend, Fiend, Dutch vijand, German Feind, Gothic (fijands), all of them meaning foe. The Old Norse and Gothic terms are present participles of the corresponding verbs fjá/fijan, to hate. Akin to Sanskrit पियति (piyati, “(he) reviles”).