diabolism

noun
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

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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

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Dictionary Entries near diabolism

diabol-

diaboleite

diabolical

diabolism

diabolize

diabolo

diabology

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The first known use of diabolism was in 1614

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