[suh-tan-ik, sey-]


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

Sometimes sa·tan·i·cal.

Origin of satanic

From the Medieval Greek word satanikós, dating back to 1660–70. See Satan, -ic
Related formssa·tan·i·cal·ly, adverbsa·tan·i·cal·ness, nounun·sa·tan·ic, adjectiveun·sa·tan·i·cal, adjectiveun·sa·tan·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for satanic


now rarely satanical


of or relating to Satan
supremely evil or wicked; diabolic
Derived Formssatanically, adverbsatanicalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for satanic

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

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