fiendish

[ feen-dish ]
/ ˈfin dɪʃ /

adjective

diabolically cruel and wicked.

Origin of fiendish

First recorded in 1520–30; fiend + -ish1

Related forms

fiend·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 Forms

fiendishly, adverbfiendishness, noun
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