Diabolical vs Fiend - What's the difference?

diabolical | fiend |


As a adjective diabolical

is extremely wicked or cruel.

As a noun fiend is

(obsolete) an enemy, unfriend, or foe.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

diabolical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Extremely wicked or cruel.
  • Of or concerning the devil; satanic.
  • Derived terms

    * diabolically * diabolicalness

    References

    fiend

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An enemy, unfriend, or foe.
  • (religious, archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
  • At the confirmation ceremony the bishop would lay his hands on the child and tie around its forehead a linen band […]. This was believed to strengthen him against the assaults of the fiend […].
  • A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
  • * 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
  • "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
  • A very evil person
  • (informal) An addict or fanatic
  • a jazz fiend

    Derived terms

    * fienddom/fiendom * fiendful * fiendhood * fiendish * fiendkin * fiendlike * fiendling * fiendly * fiendness * fiendship * dope fiend

    Synonyms

    * monster

    Anagrams

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