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a.1.Fiendish; diabolical.
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His soul is as hellish as his form, full of treachery and fiendlike malice.
The kinds of moral issues connected with female hysteria are also dramatized in the opening of an earlier chapter where Susanna Moody, in her real contemporary commentary, recounts seeing Grace at the insane asylum, "no longer sad and despairing, but lightened up with a hideous and fiendlike merriment.
As he proclaims a new political order after Macbeth's destruction, Malcolm welcomes home the exiles who have been driven abroad by "this dead butcher and his fiendlike queen-- / Who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands / Took off her life" (5.