Sunday, October 31, 2004
Definitions for diablerie
- Sorcery; black magic; witchcraft.
- Representation of devils or demons in words or pictures.
- Mischievous conduct; deviltry.
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Citations for diablerie
She invariably had every child in the establishment at her heels, open-mouthed with admiration and wonder,--not excepting Miss Eva, who appeared to be fascinated by her wild diablerie, as a dove is sometimes charmed by a glittering serpent.
His worst excesses of unfeeling diablerie belong to his early days.
Origin of diablerie
Diablerie comes from the French, from diable, devil, from Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos, "slanderer," from diaballein, "to slander," literally "to throw across," from dia-, "across" + ballein, "to throw."