satanic

[suh-tan-ik, sey-]

adjective

of Satan.
characteristic of or befitting Satan; extremely wicked; devillike; diabolical.

Nearby words

  1. sat sri akal,
  2. sat-cit-ananda,
  3. sat.,
  4. satan,
  5. satang,
  6. satanism,
  7. satanist,
  8. satanophobia,
  9. satay,
  10. satb

Sometimes sa·tan·i·cal.

Origin of satanic

From the Medieval Greek word satanikós, dating back to 1660–70. See Satan, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for satanic

satanic

now rarely satanical

adjective

of or relating to Satan
supremely evil or wicked; diabolic
Derived Formssatanically, adverbsatanicalness, noun

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Word Origin and History for satanic

satanic

adj.

1667 (in "Paradise Lost"), "pertaining to Satan," from Satan + -ic. Meaning "diabolical" is from 1793. Related: Satanical (1540s).

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