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diabolic

[ dahy-uh-bol-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈbɒl ɪk /
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adjective
variant of diabolical.
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Origin of diabolic

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English diabolik, from Middle French or directly from Late Latin diabolicus, from Greek diabolikós, equivalent to diábo(os) devil + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM diabolic

non·di·a·bol·ic, adjective
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How to use diabolic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for diabolic

diabolic
/ (ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or proceeding from the devil; satanic
befitting a devil; extremely cruel or wicked; fiendish
very difficult or unpleasant

Derived forms of diabolic

diabolically, adverbdiabolicalness, noun

Word Origin for diabolic

C14: from Late Latin diabolicus, from Greek diabolikos, from diabolos devil
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