fiendish

[ feen-dish ]
/ ˈfin dɪʃ /

adjective

diabolically cruel and wicked.

Nearby words

  1. fields, w. c.,
  2. fieldsman,
  3. fieldstone,
  4. fieldwork,
  5. fiend,
  6. fiendishly,
  7. fiennes,
  8. fier,
  9. fierce,
  10. fieri facias

Origin of fiendish

First recorded in 1520–30; fiend + -ish1

Related formsfiend·ish·ly, adverbfiend·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for fiendish

fiendish

/ (ˈfiːndɪʃ) /

adjective

of or like a fiend
diabolically wicked or cruel
informal extremely difficult or unpleasanta fiendish problem
Derived Formsfiendishly, adverbfiendishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for fiendish

fiendish

adj.

1520s, from fiend + -ish. Related: Fiendishly; fiendishness.

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