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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 mephistophelian
This organisation was more a dictatorship than anything else, and had about it something at once genial and Mephistophelian.Cecil Rhodes|Princess Catherine Radziwill
There was something Mephistophelian in the smile with which he told me this.
A pale face, with flat nose and Mephistophelian eyebrows, was stooping near her.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
His voice would be nearly gone by this time, and, with his Mephistophelian face and glaring eyes, he looked a perfect fiend.From Chart House to Bush Hut|Charles W. L. Bryde
For not even here was my father's satire of the cheerless and Mephistophelian school.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for mephistophelian
Derived forms of MephistophelesMephistophelean or Mephistophelian (ˌmɛfɪstəˈfiːlɪən), adjective
Cultural definitions for mephistophelian
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.