satanic

adjective
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

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Other Words from satanic

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

Examples of satanic in a Sentence

the cat's eyes reflected a satanic red in the dark
Recent Examples on the Web Trump himself during the campaign had pushed back against the passive-aggressive Obama Russian policy, which had gyrated from partnership with an angelic Putin to hatred of a satanic Putin. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "A Russian Under Every Bed," 17 Dec. 2019 Eastwood can’t resist adding extra relish; in one shot of the Journal-Constitution newsroom, when Scruggs gets a round of applause from her fellow jackals, the camera lingers and lingers on Wilde’s satanic glee. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Richard Jewell’ review: Clint Eastwood’s seething reminder that sometimes, the fake-news rap is legit," 4 Dec. 2019 With satanic killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted? Clark Collis, EW.com, "Alexandra Daddario goes to war with two metalheads in We Summon the Darkness clip," 20 Sep. 2019 In the end the movie tilts a little more than Get Out (which did deal in possession and soul-horror, albeit without an explicitly satanic element) toward splatter and absurdity, a little less toward metaphysical dread. Ross Douthat, National Review, "Horror-Comedy Ready or Not Plays on Primal Human Fears," 12 Sep. 2019 Goleman said conspiracy theorists have pinned the blame on everything from satanic cults to aliens. oregonlive.com, "Mysterious Oregon cattle killings, mutilations alarm ranchers," 22 Aug. 2019 Behemoth had a pretty cool setup with what looked like black metal cobras connected to their mic stands and some very satanic looking for shapes and symbols underneath the cobras. Tom Reardon, azcentral, "Slipknot's Knotfest meets the triple-digit Phoenix heat for mixed results," 4 Aug. 2019 Her titular prequel, Annabelle, is set in 1967 against the backdrop of satanic panic as the doll begins to terrorize another household after being given as a gift from a doctor to his young wife. Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, "Where We Left Off With The Conjuring Crew Ahead Of Annabelle Comes Home," 30 June 2019 The Arizona chapter of the satanic group formed in 2015. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "As Satanists take Scottsdale to court, Surprise City Council adds prayer to start meetings," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of satanic

1544, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Dec 2019

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“Satanic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satanic. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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satanic

adjective
How to pronounce satanic (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of satanic

: of, relating to, or worshipping the Devil
: very cruel or evil

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