Related formsMeph·is·to·phe·li·an, Meph·is·to·phe·le·an [‐stuh-fee-lee-uh n] /‐stəˈfi li ən/, adjective
Examples from the Web for mephistopheles
But these kids make for wan enemies, after the Mephistopheles Berezovsky almost too small to pick on.
Mephistopheles is but the creature of our fancy, and exists but in the fears, the passions, the desires of mankind.
The battle would continue until Mephistopheles retired to a safer place.
He slapped him on the shoulder as Mephistopheles might gleefully claim his own, crying, "Immense!"Murder in Any Degree|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for mephistopheles
Derived FormsMephistophelean or Mephistophelian (ˌmɛfɪstəˈfiːlɪən), adjective
Culture definitions for mephistopheles
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.