fiendish

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adjective fiend·ish \ˈfēn-dish\

Definition of fiendish

  1. 1 :  perversely diabolical took a fiendish pleasure in hurting people

  2. 2 :  extremely cruel or wicked

  3. 3 :  excessively bad, unpleasant, or difficult fiendish weather

fiendishly

adverb

fiendishness

noun

Examples of fiendish in a sentence

  1. He takes a fiendish delight in hurting people.

  2. a fiendish delight in playing cruel tricks

1529

First Known Use of fiendish

1529


FIENDISH Defined for English Language Learners

fiendish

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adjective fiend·ish \ˈfēn-dish\

Definition of fiendish for English Language Learners

  • : very evil or cruel

  • : extremely bad, unpleasant, or difficult



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