di·​ab·​o·​lism | \ dī-ˈa-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce diabolism (audio) \

Definition of diabolism

1 : dealings with or possession by the devil
2 : belief in or worship of devils
3 : evil character or conduct

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Other Words from diabolism

diabolist \ dī-​ˈa-​bə-​list How to pronounce diabolist (audio) \ noun

Examples of diabolism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this riposte to #MeToo diabolism, Tarantino finally finds a social context that challenges his audience. Armond White, National Review, "Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Is His Best Film," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of diabolism

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for diabolism

Late Latin diabolus or Greek diábolos devil entry 1 + -ism

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“Diabolism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diabolism. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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