Underneath wisps of tawny hair, rather mephistophelian, were clear-blue eyes, brilliant and sharp as a brigands.
He avoided with difficulty a burst of mephistophelian laughter.
The face was made mephistophelian, and the front half of him wore scarlet.
But suddenly she knitted her brows in a mephistophelian frown.
She had, as if designedly to relieve these effects, a pair of mephistophelian black eyebrows and a very neat black dress.
For not even here was my father's satire of the cheerless and mephistophelian school.
Faust himself is transformed into the mephistophelian evil principle.
What he saw caused a sort of mephistophelian grin to curve his lips.
His scepticism regarding virtue she calls fearful, his spirit mephistophelian.
Stoffles was her name, a familiar abbreviation, and mephistophelian was her nature.
1590s, the evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul in the German legend, from German (1587), of unknown origin. According to the speculation of eminent Göthe scholar K.J. Schröer (1886) it is a compound of Hebrew mephitz "destroyer" + tophel "liar" (short for tophel sheqer, literally "falsehood plasterer;" cf. Job xiii:4). Klein writes that the names of devils in the Middle Ages "are in most cases derived from Hebrew."