Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Mephistophelian.
- adj. Alternative capitalization of Mephistophelean
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, the devil Mephistopheles, “a crafty, scoffing, relentless fiend;” devilish in character or aspect; crafty; showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness.
- adj. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
“Summerland by Michael Chabon, published in 2002, is a doorstop children's fantasy that combines baseball, dirigibles, interdimensional travel, changelings, and a mephistophelean trickster legend into a big stew (which could have been simmered down a bit more).”
“The short story draws on some recent search politics, namely Google's mephistophelean work in China, and adds digerati culture Burning Man, San Francisco.”
“So what mephistophelean miracle have you got in mind to achieve this, and what would I need to do?”
“His mephistophelean eyebrows were raised interrogatively, and he was smiling so as to exhibit a row of uneven yellow teeth.”
“And they didn't even play their somber, mephistophelean reworking of”
“Without really believing in the devil incarnate, it is difficult not to gasp at the audacious, mephistophelean fantasies of Dr. Hayden.”
“The Lost City of Z, but is it really necessary to braid it into little mephistophelean points?”
“Using them to undo everything this apocalyptic warmongering cabal of hellish thugs did in their foul loathsome reign of mephistophelean terror.”
“With his large-lensed glasses, he had a somewhat owlish appearance; everyone was rather startled when he appeared on the lecture dais at the start of one term with a beard that gave him a mephistophelean air.”
“deeper. he does- he finds mephistophelean man in a suit who he knows is just like him, just like him. the boy looks like he is”
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