sa·​tan·​ic | \ sə-ˈta-nik How to pronounce satanic (audio) , sā- \

Definition of satanic

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Satan or satanism satanic pride satanic rites
2 : characterized by extreme cruelty or viciousness

Other Words from satanic

satanically \ sə-​ˈta-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce satanic (audio) \ adverb

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the cat's eyes reflected a satanic red in the dark
Recent Examples on the Web Police blamed a satanic cult and its leader, Carl Drew, was captured and sent to prison for life without parole. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 30 Apr. 2022 Manson rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s with provocative music, a ghoulish appearance and twisted iconography: Hollywood glam meets Nazi symbolism meets satanic ritual. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 Vandals desecrated the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday with satanic messages shortly before the morning Mass. Jon Brown, Fox News, 10 Oct. 2021 Acquaintances unfriend adherents on Facebook, and in real life, after seeing one too many posts calling NASA a satanic psyop. Kelly Weill, The Atlantic, 27 Feb. 2022 Other cases had no discernible partisan leanings or were driven by delusion or wild conspiracy theories, such as the belief embraced by QAnon that Democrats are part of a satanic cult. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Thoughtless by nature, barbarians think that universal health insurance is a satanic plot. Harper’s Magazine , 7 Feb. 2022 The murder of the building’s owner and an aspiring real estate mogul decades earlier was attributed, at the time, to a cabal of teens enacting a satanic ritual. Robert Rubsam, The New Republic, 24 Feb. 2022 The third and final day of the convention will offer sessions on raising children in a satanic household and after-school Satan clubs, followed by a closing ceremony in the early afternoon. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of satanic

1544, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2022

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“Satanic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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