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fiendish

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1 of, relating to, or worthy of an evil spirit
  • a fiendish delight in playing cruel tricks

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2 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
  • shook with fiendish laughter as he watched his victims writhe in agony

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The first known use of fiendish was in 1529

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“Fiendish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fiendish. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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