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diabolism

Line breaks: di¦ab¦ol|ism
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈabəlɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of diabolism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Worship of the Devil.
Example sentences
  • The ultimate Evil in the film turns out to originate from Ghul's excessive zeal, not from some hoaky diabolism.
  • Of these, the most striking is Matthew G. Lewis, whose novel The Monk cast aside Radcliffe's decorum in its sensational depictions of diabolism and incestuous rape.
  • Their performances invariably involve roughly equal measures of cruelty, obscenity, sacrilege, diabolism, and Norse paganism (thus accomplishing the difficult feat of simultaneously blaspheming both the Christian God and Odin).

Origin

early 17th century: from ecclesiastical Latin diabolus or Greek diabolos 'devil' + -ism.

Derivatives

diabolist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Like probably nearly everyone (apart from diabolists, gays and people who think we should try and stop AIDS spreading) I was saddened to hear of his passing.
  • To achieve this the diabolists at the Gummi factory have two options.
  • It is a high vantage point overlooking the town, a place where a murderous diabolist could hide from the implacable huntress on his trail and from which he can watch and direct his unliving army.

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