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Definitions and Synonyms of diabolical | Another word for diabolical | What is diabolical?

Definition 1: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where diabolical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
  • fires lit up a diabolic scene
  • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
  • a fiendish despot
  • hellish torture
  • infernal instruments of war
  • satanic cruelty
  • unholy grimaces

Synonyms for diabolical in the sense of this definition

(diabolical is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 2: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where diabolical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • devilish schemes
  • the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen
  • the diabolical expression on his face
  • a mephistophelian glint in his eye

Synonyms for diabolical in the sense of this definition

(diabolical is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

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