Diabolic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk|  American pronunciation of the word diabolic
Brit.  |ˌdʌɪəˈbɒlɪk|  British pronunciation of the word diabolic

adjective

- showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil(syn: devilish, diabolical, mephistophelean, mephistophelian)

the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen
the diabolical expression on his face

- extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell(syn: demonic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy)

fires lit up a diabolic scene
diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils

Examples

...the police quickly mobilized to track down the diabolical serial killer...

the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen

the diabolical expression on his face

fires lit up a diabolic scene

diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils

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