diabolical diabolical  /ˌdaɪ ə ˈbɑ lɪ kəl/

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. They are as diabolical as that.
  2. So watching the FBI and Microsoft put on their most serious face at Monday's press conference was like a scene from some diabolical 50's sci-fi movie: Attack of the Killer 0.

News

  1. US Open 2013: Biggest Surprises from Day 2 at Merion

    There's no telling who will fall victim to the diabolical test of a U.S. Open, which is perhaps why it's one of golf's most intriguing and storied traditions. It's redemption for golf fans, who finally get an opportunity to watch the pros—who wreak havoc on courses with birdie barrages week in and week out—wrestle this bear of a golf course. Sometimes, though, you can hardly believe your eyes ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Actress Sandra Bullock In Talks To Join 'Annie' Movie

    The Heat star has kept her sweetheart reputation strong for much of her career, but now it seems the Academy award winning actress wants to shake things up. After signing up to join Steve Carrell's minions in a spinoff movie, Sandra Bullock is keeping her force on the dark side with a role as the diabolical Miss Hannigan, in the upcoming remake of Annie . The Will Gluck-directed picture, which ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. 5 books to keep you busy this summer

    With 17 million copies of his books in print, Jo Nesbo is the successor to the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson as the go-to guy for Scandanavian crime writing. Nesbo's Oslo detective Harry Hole is far from perfect — that is, he's human — and the Norwegian ace's plots (who knew nice little Norway had so many diabolical serial killers?) are complex without becoming overheated. With 16 novels ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

Quotes

  1. "President Obama has stated quite clearly what we all believe . . . we want people to walk away from the diabolical ways of the Taliban and embrace stability, embrace human rights," MacKay said.
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Peter MacKay Source: Calgary Herald

  2. "Never, in our more than 20 years of following Minister Louis Farrakhan, have we seen him so obsessively devoted to his hate crusade against Jews," Foxman said. "His anti-Semitism is obsessive, diabolical and unrestrained. He has opened a new...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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