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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diabolic  \Di`a*bol"ic\,  Diabolical  \Di`a*bol"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  diabolicus  Gr  ?  devilish,  slanderous:  cf  F.  diabolique 
  See  {Devil}.] 
  Pertaining  to  the  devil;  resembling,  or  appropriate,  or 
  appropriate  to  the  devil;  devilish;  infernal;  impious; 
  atrocious;  nefarious;  outrageously  wicked;  as  a  diabolic  or 
  diabolical  temper  or  act  ``Diabolic  power.''  --Milton.  ``The 
  diabolical  institution.''  --Motley.  --  {Di`a*bol"ic*al*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Di`a*bol"ic*al*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diabolic 
  adj  1:  showing  the  cunning  or  ingenuity  or  wickedness  typical  of  a 
  devil;  "devilish  schemes";  "the  cold  calculation  and 
  diabolic  art  of  some  statesmen";  "the  diabolical 
  expression  on  his  face";  "a  mephistophelian  glint  in 
  his  eye"  [syn:  {devilish},  {diabolical},  {mephistophelian}, 
  {mephistophelean}] 
  2:  extremely  evil  or  cruel;  expressive  of  cruelty  or  befitting 
  hell;  "something  demonic  in  him--something  that  could  be 
  cruel";  "fires  lit  up  a  diabolic  scene";  "diabolical 
  sorcerers  under  the  influence  of  devils";  "a  fiendish 
  despot";  "hellish  torture";  "infernal  instruments  of  war"; 
  "satanic  cruelty";  "unholy  grimaces"  [syn:  {demonic},  {diabolical}, 
  {fiendish},  {hellish},  {infernal},  {satanic},  {unholy}] 




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