fiendish


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fiend·ish

 (fēn′dĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of a fiend; diabolical.
2. Extremely wicked or cruel.
3. Extremely bad, disagreeable, or difficult: a fiendish blizzard; a fiendish problem.

fiend′ish·ly adv.
fiend′ish·ness n.

fiendish

(ˈfiːndɪʃ)
adj
1. of or like a fiend
2. diabolically wicked or cruel
3. informal extremely difficult or unpleasant: a fiendish problem.
ˈfiendishly adv
ˈfiendishness n

fiend•ish

(ˈfin dɪʃ)

adj.
diabolically cruel, wicked, or difficult.
[1520–30]
fiend′ish•ly, adv.
fiend′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fiendish - extremely evil or cruelfiendish - extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

fiendish

fiendish

adjective
Perversely bad, cruel, or wicked:
Translations
شَيْطانيصَعْب جِدا، ذَكي جِدا
ďábelskýzlomyslný
djævelskhelvedesnederdrægtig
paholaismainenpirullinen
ördögien gonosz
bráîsnjalldjöfullegur
악마
démonický

fiendish

[ˈfiːndɪʃ] ADJ (= fierce) → feroz; (= mildly wicked) → muy travieso; (= clever and wicked) → diabólico (= difficult and unpleasant) → dificilísimo

fiendish

[ˈfiːndɪʃ] adj
(= very clever) [plan, action, device] → diabolique
(= very difficult) [problem, task] → infernal(e)
(= cruel) [person] → diabolique

fiendish

adj
(= cruel) person, act, lookteuflisch; delight, glee, laughterhämisch; he took a fiendish delight in doing ites machte ihm eine höllische Freude, es zu tun
(inf: = cunning) plan, device, gadgethöllisch raffiniert or clever (inf)
(inf: = very difficult) problemverzwickt (inf), → höllisch schwer (inf)

fiendish

[ˈfiːndɪʃ] adj (cruelty, smile, plot) → diabolico/a (fam) (difficult and unpleasant) → tremendo/a
I had a fiendish time trying to ... → è stato un lavoraccio tentare di...

fiend

(fiːnd) noun
1. a devil. the fiends of hell.
2. a wicked or cruel person. She's an absolute fiend when she's angry.
3. a person who is very enthusiastic about something. a fresh air fiend; a fiend for work.
ˈfiendish adjective
1. wicked or devilish. a fiendish temper.
2. very difficult, clever etc. a fiendish plan.
ˈfiendishly adverb
1. wickedly.
2. very. fiendishly difficult.
References in classic literature ?
Thus Judge Pyncheon's fiendish scheme would be ready accomplished to his hands!
laughed both the sooty wretches; and the diabolical sounds seemed, in truth, a not unapt expression of the fiendish character which Legree gave them.
He seemed to take pleasure in manifesting his fiendish barbarity.
I would fain exercise some better faculty than that of fierce speaking; fain find nourishment for some less fiendish feeling than that of sombre indignation.
He was worked up to forget the fiendish prudence he boasted of, and proceeded to murderous violence.
Be it so,'' answered Ulrica; ``yet wore these fiendish features the mask of a spirit of light when they were able to set at variance the elder Front-de-B
The chandelier, the immense mass of the chandelier was slipping down, coming toward them, at the call of that fiendish voice.
I was positive now that the trailers were Apaches and that they wished to capture Powell alive for the fiendish pleasure of the torture, so I urged my horse onward at a most dangerous pace, hoping against hope that I would catch up with the red rascals before they attacked him.
Everything played with fiendish unanimity into Paulvitch's hands.
A fiendish smile played over the features of Caderousse, who was about to break in upon the abbe's speech, when the latter, waving his hand, said, "Allow me to finish first, and then if you have any observations to make, you can do so afterwards.
But close behind him, with a fiendish laugh on his features, appeared a figure with horns, a tufted tail, and a cloven hoof.
A thorough Frenchman, the national characteristic of ferocity had not been omitted by nature in compounding the ingredients of his character; it had appeared first in his access of drunken wrath, when some of his demonstrations of hatred to my person were of a truly fiendish character, and now it was more covertly betrayed by momentary contractions of the features, and flashes of fierceness in his light blue eyes, when their glance chanced to encounter mine.