a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Cabinet's approval of the draft legislation was diabolical and contradicted the Bible, he said in a statement.
Sentence in Classic:
If you had listened to the voice of conscience and heeded the stings of remorse before you had urged your diabolical vengeance to this extremity, Frankenstein would yet have lived.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
I tell thee, the fiend can impose diseases for the very purpose of removing them, in order to bring into credit some diabolical fashion of cure.
We find in the eighteenth century, in nearly all the songs of the galleys and prisons, a diabolical and enigmatical gayety.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The queen cast a glance around her, and saw the cardinal behind, with a diabolical smile on his countenance.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Heathcliff dislikes me; and is a most diabolical man, delighting to wrong and ruin those he hates, if they give him the slightest opportunity.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context
All this without that diabolic aid which is surely to him; for it have to yield to the powers that come from, and are, symbolic of good.