diabolic diabolic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
  2. (adj) extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

Usage(s):

  1. The nation cannot be bamboozled by the diabolic insinuations and aspersions of a confused and antagonistic judiciary.
  2. The judge contrives to appear more like Polonius, but his essence is pure Iago: he lives to ruin Clinton, as Iago's diabolic drive was to bring down Othello.
  3. In later chapters, Brock's portrait of Hill becomes increasingly diabolic.

News

  • Orwell’s Big Brother: Merely Fiction?

    Orwell’s future is run by a Party whose job is the total exercise of Power, and it goes about its job with diabolic efficiency and ingenuity.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute

Quotes

  1. "There is a price to be paid for these barbaric attacks. Let nobody take us for granted and, let nobody underestimate our resolve to defeat these diabolic designs of these forces," said Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally on Monday.
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Sonia Gandhi Source: Sify

  2. "There are certain things that don't need to be talked about with everybody," Ferentz said. "Again, it's not like there's something diabolic or something gurgling or going on, it's nothing like that at all. I don't feel like I need to share...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Kirk Ferentz Source: Gazette Online

  3. "We strongly condemn these cowardly, inhuman and diabolic acts and reiterate our resolve to maintain peace and communal harmony and defeat divisive forces with courage, fortitude and unity," Chatterjee said as soon as the House met for the day.
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Somnath Chatterjee Source: Hindu

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