Diabolical - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəˈbɑːlɪkl|  American pronunciation of the word diabolical
Brit.  |dʌɪəˈbɒlɪk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word diabolical

adjective

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

the diabolical expression on his face

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

diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils

Examples

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

the diabolical expression on his face

diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils

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