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Definition of "diabolical" []

  • Of, concerning, or characteristic of the devil; satanic. (adjective)
  • Appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diabolical" in a sentence
  • "I think I ` d use the word diabolical to describe the way she lies."
  • "It is -- well, I came near to using the word diabolical -- to keep them in ignorance."
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