Definition of diabolic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪəˈbɒlɪk/


Relating to or characteristic of the Devil: the darkness of a diabolic world
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  • We are shown and recognize these limits in the Dindenault episode, where Panurge as the Devil commits the ultimate diabolic act and violates standards of human dignity and human morality.
  • Thus he is the very devil of the Cartesian universe, exploiting his own diabolic extrapolation of the cogito.
  • Another disappointment was the Morris dance; when the Dog played the fiddle, a red light shone on the cast, and the diabolic music bent and distorted them into odd positions.


Late Middle English: from Old French diabolique or ecclesiastical Latin diabolicus, from diabolus 'devil'.

Words that rhyme with diabolic

alcoholic, anabolic, apostolic, bucolic, carbolic, chocoholic, colic, embolic, frolic, hydraulic, hyperbolic, melancholic, metabolic, parabolic, rollick, shambolic, shopaholic, symbolic, vitriolic, workaholic

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