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di·a·bol·i·cal

 (dī′ə-bŏl′ĭ-kəl) also di·a·bol·ic (-ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, concerning, or characteristic of the devil; satanic.
2. Appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty.

[From Middle English deabolik, from Old French diabolique, from Late Latin diabolicus, from Latin diabolus, devil; see devil.]

di′a·bol′i·cal·ly adv.
di′a·bol′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.diabolically - as a devil; in an evil manner; "his writing could be diabolically satiric"
Translations

diabolically

[ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪkəlɪ] ADV
1. (= devilishly) [behave, laugh] → diabólicamente
diabolically difficultendemoniadamente difícil
it was diabolically hothacía un calor de infierno
2. (= very badly) [play, sing etc] → pésimamente, fatal

diabolically

adv
(inf: = incredibly) clever, difficultteuflisch (inf); cunningungeheuer; diabolically badentsetzlich (schlecht)
(= wickedly) grin, smileboshaft

diabolically

[ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪklɪ] adv (see adj) (behave) → in modo diabolico; (hot, dangerous) → terribilmente
References in classic literature ?
My fancies have not deceived me--I love you ecstatically, diabolically, as a madman might
That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered
But her eyes - I must not forget those remarkable features, for therein her chief attraction lay - in outward aspect at least; - they were long and narrow in shape, the irids black, or very dark brown, the expression various, and ever changing, but always either preternaturally - I had almost said diabolically - wicked, or irresistibly bewitching - often both.
But no matter how Spitz circled, Joe whirled around on his heels to face him, mane bristling, ears laid back, lips writhing and snarling, jaws clipping together as fast as he could snap, and eyes diabolically gleaming--the incarnation of belligerent fear.
There was something diabolically sweet in her tones, something of the tinkling of glass when struck, which rang through the brains even of us who heard the words addressed to another.
There was another moment when, while laughing diabolically at himself, he represented to himself la Esmeralda as he had seen her on that first day, lively, careless, joyous, gayly attired, dancing, winged, harmonious, and la Esmeralda of the last day, in her scanty shift, with a rope about her neck, mounting slowly with her bare feet, the angular ladder of the gallows; he figured to himself this double picture in such a manner .
Oh, no, said he, looking a sort of diabolically funny, the harpooneer is a dark complexioned chap.
Why the deuce should he diabolically revenge himself only once in his life; and that for the one particular blow that could not have hurt him?
Those who like may peep down under waves that are pretty transparent and see it writhing and twirling, diabolically hideous and slimy, flapping amongst bones, or curling round corpses; but above the waterline, I ask, has not everything been proper, agreeable, and decorous, and has any the most squeamish immoralist in Vanity Fair a right to cry fie?
He met his eyes directly; and on the instant of their fixing one another, the visitor, with that ugly play of nose and moustache, laughed (as he had done at every similar moment since they left Mrs Clennam's chamber) a diabolically silent laugh.
The despicable satisfaction of involving another in one's destruction added its miserable appeal to my baser egoism; and had fear or horror flown to my companion's face, I shudder to think I might have died diabolically happy with that look for my last impious consolation.
In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems.