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OTHER WORDS FROM MephistophelesMeph·is·to·phe·li·an, Meph·is·to·phe·le·an [‐stuh-fee-lee-uh n] /‐stəˈfi li ən/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for mephistophelean
No, I based him on a sort of Mephistophelean character—more of a seducer, and more demonic, in a way.Keanu Reeves on ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ ‘Bill & Ted’ & ‘Point Break’|Marlow Stern|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a flash there recurred to him every incident of those dramatic interviews with the Mephistophelean doctor.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
The bearded man stood ready, and exchanged a glance with his Mephistophelean companion, who was behind the doctor now.The Bag of Diamonds|George Manville Fenn
His mephistophelean eyebrows were raised interrogatively, and he was smiling so as to exhibit a row of uneven yellow teeth.The Yellow Claw|Sax Rohmer
But reflection brought a Mephistophelean suggestion of comfort.The Burglars' Club|Henry A. Hering
British Dictionary definitions for mephistophelean
Derived forms of MephistophelesMephistophelean or Mephistophelian (ˌmɛfɪstəˈfiːlɪən), adjective
Cultural definitions for mephistophelean
In the drama Faust by Goethe, a devil who tempts Faust into selling his soul to the powers of darkness. Mephistopheles also appears, with his name spelled Mephistophilis, in the sixteenth-century English play Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe.