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diabolical

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adjective di·a·bol·i·cal \ˌdī-ə-ˈbä-li-kəl\

Simple Definition of diabolical

  • : extremely evil

  • : very unpleasant, bad, or annoying

Full Definition of diabolical

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the devil :  devilish <a diabolical plot>

di·a·bol·i·cal·ly play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
di·a·bol·i·cal·ness play \-li-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of diabolical

  1. <the police quickly mobilized to track down the diabolical serial killer>



Variants of diabolical

or di·a·bol·ic play \-ˈbä-lik\

Origin of diabolical

Middle English deabolik, from Middle French diabolique, from Late Latin diabolicus, from diabolus


First Known Use: 14th century


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