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diabolical (adj) cruel; wicked (like a devil).

A diabolical plan is a very evil plan to destroy something or somebody. A diabolical person is a very wicked and cruel person. The diabolical treatment of the young child by the stepmother is the wicked stepmother's cruel treatment of the child. The bombing of the World Trade Center was a diabolical act, in that it resulted in the loss of a number of innocent lives.

  • The first atom bomb that was developed to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki has spurred the development of diabolical nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
  • The concept of biological warfare reflects the diabolical nature of the persons who conceived the idea.
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