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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 ?
To add to the fiendishness of their cruel savagery was the poignant memory of still crueler barbarities practiced upon them and theirs by the white officers of that arch hypocrite, Leopold II of Belgium, because of whose atrocities they had fled the Congo Free State--a pitiful remnant of what once had been a mighty tribe.
Go back the way thou camest, to the merciful maws of the children of the Tree of Life or the gleaming fangs of the great white apes, for there lies speedy surcease from suffering; but insist in your rash purpose to thread the mazes of the Golden Cliffs of the Mountains of Otz, past the ramparts of the impregnable fortresses of the Holy Therns, and upon your way Death in its most frightful form will overtake you--a death so horrible that even the Holy Therns themselves, who conceived both Life and Death, avert their eyes from its fiendishness and close their ears against the hideous shrieks of its victims.
Addressed "To my mortal enemy," each line of the letter begins with "By the time you read this" and ends with Oscar dismantling a special piece of their friendship--their Scientific Experiment of Glorious Doom, their Indestructible Fortress of Fiendishness, their Magical Zoo of Mystical Creatures, and on the list goes
Many of us may recall "Fu Manchu" as the name of a fictional criminal mastermind but not the particularities of his fiendishness, though the implicit ethnic slur is apparent in his faux Chinese name and clarified by academe's now numerous studies of Western racism and "Orientalism.
The brutal fiendishness of these operations defies description," he wrote.
The tango-infused loucheness of the sleazy work is warmly evoked here in music of astonishing approachability ( we hear flavours of Debussy, Albeniz, Liszt too, and many other pianistic greats), but in piano writing of the utmost fiendishness.
As for the brutality of modern warfare, you don't have to go to Pakistan -- see the fiendishness in hiding a powerful bomb inside the body of a dead CRPF jawan by the Maoists.
Assorted loud priests denounced Tolstoy's consummate fiendishness.
Yes, the other side had Adolf Hitler, whose fiendishness I have no desire to deny or minimize, but the point is that the overall character of the leadership on both sides sufficiently attests that there was enough evil to go around.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) has appealed to Manmohan Singh to ask the Government of Pakistan to protect its Sikh minorities against the fiendishness of Talibans.