Di`a*bol"ic (?), Di`a*bol"ic*al (?), a. [L. diabolicus, Gr. devilish, slanderous: cf. F. diabolique. See Devil.]

Pertaining to the devil; resembling, or appropriate, or appropriate to, the devil; devilish; infernal; impious; atrocious; nefarious; outrageously wicked; as, a diabolic or diabolical temper or act.

"Diabolic power." Milton. "The diabolical institution." Motley. -- Di`a*bol"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Di`a*bol"ic*al*ness, n.


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