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fiend

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1 a mean, evil, or unprincipled person
  • even the utter horror of the terrorist attack did not deter some fiends from going on a looting spree

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2 a person who regularly uses drugs especially illegally
  • the miserable, wasted lives of narcotic fiends

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3 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
  • comic-book fiends seem to have their own little world

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4 an evil spirit
  • the legend that a fiend continues to haunt what was once the castle's torture chamber

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5 the supreme personification of evil often represented as the ruler of hell
  • he swore that not even the fiend could tempt him to eat that dessert

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6 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
  • our in-house computer fiend fixed the problem in no time

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“Fiend.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fiend. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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