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
British Dictionary definitions for diabolically
Word Origin for diabolic
Word Origin and History for diabolically
late 14c., from Old French diabolique (13c.), from Late Latin diabolicus, from Ecclesiastical Greek diabolikos "devilish," from diabolos (see devil (n.)).