fiendish

adjective fiend·ish \ ˈfēn-dish \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of fiendish

1 : perversely diabolical
  • took a fiendish pleasure in hurting people
2 : extremely cruel or wicked
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

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First Known Use of fiendish

1529

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FIENDISH Defined for English Language Learners

fiendish

Definition of fiendish for English Language Learners

  • : very evil or cruel

  • : extremely bad, unpleasant, or difficult



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