Relating to or characteristic of the Devil: the darkness of a diabolic world
More example sentences
- 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 diabolicalcoholic, anabolic, apostolic, bucolic, carbolic, chocoholic, colic, embolic, frolic, hydraulic, hyperbolic, melancholic, metabolic, parabolic, rollick, shambolic, shopaholic, symbolic, vitriolic, workaholic
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: dia|bol¦ic
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.