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fiend

 (fēnd)
n.
1.
a. An evil spirit; a demon.
b. The Devil; Satan.
c. A diabolically evil or wicked person.
2. Informal One who is addicted to something: a dope fiend.
3. Informal One who is completely absorbed in or obsessed with a given job or pastime: a crossword-puzzle fiend.
4. Informal One who is particularly adept at something: a fiend with computers.
v. fiend·ed, fiend·ing, fiends Slang
v.tr.
To crave (a drug, for example): fiended cocaine.
v.intr.
To have an intense desire for something: fiended for the band's new release.

[Middle English, from Old English fēond; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fiend

(fiːnd)
n
1. an evil spirit; demon; devil
2. a person who is extremely wicked, esp in being very cruel or brutal
3. informal
a. a person who is intensely interested in or fond of something: a fresh-air fiend; he is a fiend for cards.
b. an addict: a drug fiend.
4. (informal) a mischievous or spiteful person, esp a child
[Old English fēond; related to Old Norse fjāndi enemy, Gothic fijands, Old High German fīant]
ˈfiendˌlike adj

Fiend

(fiːnd)
n
(Bible) the Fiend the devil; Satan

fiend

(find)

n.
1. Satan.
2. a demon.
3. a diabolically cruel or wicked person.
4. Informal.
a. buff; fan: a baseball fiend.
b. addict: dope fiends.
5. Informal. a person who is outstandingly skilled at something; whiz.
[before 900; Middle English feend, Old English fēond; c. Old Saxon fīond, Old High German fīant, Old Norse fjandr, Gothic fijands foe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiend - a cruel wicked and inhuman personfiend - a cruel wicked and inhuman person  
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
demoniac - someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
2.fiend - an evil supernatural beingfiend - an evil supernatural being    
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
3.fiend - a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)fiend - a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause); "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

fiend

noun
1. brute, monster, savage, beast, degenerate, barbarian, ogre, ghoul a saint to his parents and a fiend to his children
2. (Informal) enthusiast, fan, addict, freak (informal), fanatic, maniac, energumen a strong-tea fiend
3. demon, devil, evil spirit, hellhound She is a fiend incarnate, leading these people to eternal damnation.

fiend

noun
1. A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
2. Informal. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan.
Slang: freak, nut.
Translations
إنسان شِرّيرإنسان مولَع بِشَيءشَيْطان، إبْليس
ďábelnadšenec
=-dyrker=-fandjævelsatan
megszállottja
fíkill, sem er óîur í e-îfjandi, púki, djöfullillmenni
šėtonasšėtoniškaišėtoniškasvelnioniškaivelnioniškas
entuziastsļaundarissātanstīrais velnsvelns
…狂…迷恶毒的人魔鬼

fiend

[fiːnd] N
1. (= devil) → demonio m, diablo m
2. (= person) → malvado/a m/f
3. (= addict) drugs fienddrogadicto/a m/f
sex fiendmaníaco m sexual

fiend

[ˈfiːnd] ndémon m

fiend

n
(= evil spirit)Teufel m, → Dämon m; (= person)Teufel m; the Fiendder böse Feind; “sex fiend strikes again”„Sexbestie schlägt wieder zu“
(inf: = addict) → Fanatiker(in) m(f); tennis fiendTennisnarr m; she’s a fresh-air fiendsie ist Frischluftfanatikerin

fiend

[fiːnd] ndemonio
you little fiend! (fam) → piccolo delinquente!
a tennis fiend → un fanatico or patito del tennis

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 ?
Rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death.
Unfathomable to mere mortals is the lore of fiends. Verse after verse was sung; and still the chorus of the desert swelled between like the deepest tone of a mighty organ; and with the final peal of that dreadful anthem there came a sound, as if the roaring wind, the rushing streams, the howling beasts, and every other voice of the unconcerted wilderness were mingling and according with the voice of guilty man in homage to the prince of all.
The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man.
"To friends above, from fiends below, the indignant ghost is riven - "From Hell unto a high estate far up within the Heaven - "From grief and groan, to a golden throne, beside the King of Heaven."
I, too, want a harpoon made; one that a thousand yoke of fiends could not part, Perth; something that will stick in a whale like his own fin-bone.
For the white fiend! But now for the barbs; thou must make them thyself, man.
With the superstition common to his brotherhood, he fancied himself given over to a fiend, to be tortured with frightful dreams and desperate thoughts, the sting of remorse and despair of pardon, as a foretaste of what awaits him beyond the grave.
"I have already told thee what I am -- a fiend! Who made me so?"
"On his head the chief his helmet set," and he, "wheeled up from thence, departed through the doors of hell lionlike in air, in hostile mood, dashed the fire aside, with a fiend's power."
``Hold thy peace, Wamba,'' said Gurth; ``it may all be as thou dost guess; but were the horned devil to rise and proffer me his assistance to set at liberty Cedric and the Lady Rowena, I fear I should hardly have religion enough to refuse the foul fiend's offer, and bid him get behind me.''
I thought also of my father and surviving brother; should I by my base desertion leave them exposed and unprotected to the malice of the fiend whom I had let loose among them?
Mean while upon the firm opacous Globe Of this round World, whose first convex divides The luminous inferior Orbs, enclos'd From CHAOS and th' inroad of Darkness old, SATAN alighted walks: a Globe farr off It seem'd, now seems a boundless Continent Dark, waste, and wild, under the frown of Night Starless expos'd, and ever-threatning storms Of CHAOS blustring round, inclement skie; Save on that side which from the wall of Heav'n Though distant farr som small reflection gaines Of glimmering air less vext with tempest loud: Here walk'd the Fiend at large in spacious field.