Origin of diabolic
Examples from the Web for diabolically
We were back to the same old world where our enemies were everywhere, and they were diabolically clever.
I have been to diabolically crowded shows of art by van Gogh, Vermeer, and Caravaggio, at the Met and elsewhere.
A nation gaped on as she fumbled for words, diabolically mixed metaphors and lay her head on the desk in outrage.
He had written into that note—by a code of diabolically ingenious wording—a secret message to his own spies in Washington.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
Beside which, a strange lust for work possessed the diabolically gnarled body.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
The week's sensation was dealt with in a double-page article by the editor, diabolically clever.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
Yes, it was clever, it was diabolically clever; but you know what Bobby Burns says about the best-laid schemes of mice and men.The Boy Scouts Book of Stories|Various
Diabolically clever also is his imitation of a Sarcey critique on Molire, for Sarcey was no friend of character dramas.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
Word Origin for diabolic
late 14c., from Old French diabolique (13c.), from Late Latin diabolicus, from Ecclesiastical Greek diabolikos "devilish," from diabolos (see devil (n.)).