Satan; the devil.
any evil spirit; demon.
a diabolically cruel or wicked person.
a person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance: Those children are little fiends.
Informal. a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit: an opium fiend.
Informal. a person who is excessively interested in some game, sport, etc.; fan; buff: a bridge fiend.
a person who is highly skilled or gifted in something: a fiend at languages.
Also feen [feen] /fin/ .Slang. to desire greatly: just another junkie fiending after his next hit;As soon as I finish a cigarette I'm fiending to light another.
- fiendlike, adjective
- un·der·fiend, noun
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How to use fiend in a sentence
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A self-described coffee fiend who was never very good at work-life balance, Nouhavandi now regularly works 14-hour days packed with six to 10 meetings—often with investors, regulatory advisors, and lawyers.Meet the Pharmacist Expanding Access to Abortion Pills Across the U.S. | Abigail Abrams | June 13, 2022 | TIme
Whether you’re a dedicated fitness fiend or are trying to create new habits, the Fitbit Charge 4 can help you take control of your health.Fitbit Charge 4 review: A smart, streamlined fitness tracker watch | Billy Cadden | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Whether you’re really into lifting weights or you’re a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, resistance bands can help any athlete or exercise fiend elevate their workout.
Invariably, all the pilgrims are taken in by this subterfuge, except Monkey, who saves the day with his own shape-changing magic, then finishes off the fiend by smashing its skull with his trusty iron staff.The action-packed saga ‘Monkey King: Journey to the West’ gets a modern take | Michael Dirda | March 3, 2021 | Washington Post
The assimilation-fiend, Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris), harbors shame over her dark skin and black-sounding name, Colandrea.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films | Marlow Stern | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if you're a market fiend, don't miss the still relatively new Union Market with its fun food stands and artisan shops.
She wanted to be an actress and confesses to being a total “movie fiend.”‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ A Close-Up Look at the Pinup Goddess and Sexual Icon | Marlow Stern | November 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doug Caine, who describes himself as an “ex–dope fiend and former convict,” is the founder of Sober Champion.Live-in Sober Coaches Offer Wealthy Expensive New Way to Stay Clean | Eliza Shapiro | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By the end Buck has been transformed into a monster—“the fiend incarnate.”American Dreams: ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Jack London | Nathaniel Rich | January 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that arch-fiend had been deserted by the majority of his followers, and he was babbling of suicide to his fellow Brahmins.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
When he became aware of his snares in time, he occasionally outwitted the crafty fiend.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
So the two went apart again; and the leaden-footed hours crept by, and the girl still wrestled with the fiend.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
It glared into his eyes like a fiend of hell; it was fiery, sharp as steel—and it had to be seized with the naked hands!Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
"I am possessed of a fiend," she gasped, going up to the lady and speaking in a low voice, as if afraid to hear her own tones.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for fiend (1 of 2)
an evil spirit; demon; devil
a person who is extremely wicked, esp in being very cruel or brutal
a person who is intensely interested in or fond of something: a fresh-air fiend; he is a fiend for cards
an addict: a drug fiend
(informal) a mischievous or spiteful person, esp a child
- fiendlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Fiend (2 of 2)
the Fiend the devil; Satan
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