Medieval Demonology. one of the seven chief devils and the tempter of Faust.
- Also Me·phis·to [muh-fis-toh]. /məˈfɪs toʊ/.
- Meph·is·to·phe·li·an, Meph·is·to·phe·le·an [‐stuh-fee-lee-uhn], /‐stəˈfi li ən/, adjective
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How to use Mephistopheles in a sentence
Every Czech family’s photo album has the requisite picture of a wide-eyed, screaming child who absolutely lost it when Mom and Dad rolled out the welcome mat for Mephistopheles.I brought my kids to the Devil for Christmas. And they’re fine. Right? | Petula Dvorak | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Underneath wisps of tawny hair, rather Mephistophelian, were clear-blue eyes, brilliant and sharp as a brigands.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
A halo still surrounds the Mephistophelian figure which incarnates the Hohenzollern spirit.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
What he saw caused a sort of Mephistophelian grin to curve his lips.Ann Arbor Tales | Karl Edwin Harriman
Van Slyck's eyes danced with satisfaction, and his saturnine smile was almost Mephistophelian.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
One of the guests, a diplomatist, of Mephistophelian aspect and species, took advantage of it to turn the conversation.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 453 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for Mephistopheles
a devil in medieval mythology and the one to whom Faust sold his soul in the Faust legend
- Mephistophelean or Mephistophelian (ˌmɛfɪstəˈfiːlɪən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Mephistopheles
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