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  • adv. In a fiendish manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fiendish manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as a devil; in an evil manner


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  • Four times he raised his voice, four times a cry of indignation drowned his words, and at length, seeing that he could obtain no farther hearing, he resumed his seat with an expression fiendishly malignant, and a fierce imprecation on Rome, and all that it contained.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • What we've been looking at in all this mess is some kind of fiendishly subtle manufacturing error.


  • Sure, there's a lot of research showing that calories overall are what matters but there's also a lot of research -- and clinical experience -- that shows that high carb high sugar diets produce metabolic reactions that make it fiendishly difficult to lose weight by contributing to cravings and blood sugar fluctuations.

    Dr. Jonny Bowden: Dietary Guidelines 2010: Not Much to Write Home About

  • I fiendishly love it, which is definitely a function of my mother's loving salads, too; we've always been green heads.

    Food-World Royalty

  • His iron-man work ethic has produced more than 80 films since 1991, ranging from serialized crime dramas to fiendishly sophisticated entertainment for children, costume Westerns to contemporary folk tales.

    Extremes on Screen

  • Further muddying the picture, the spread of radiation has been fiendishly unpredictable, skipping some areas and showing up in concentrated hot spots elsewhere.

    Murky Science Clouded Japan Nuclear Response

  • It was a “Faustian bargain,” wrote one journalist, a “fiendishly complicated scheme,” in which the young liberal ministers sold their souls to a cabal of unscrupulous tycoons.

    The Return

  • The two systems interact with other, resulting in fiendishly complex behaviors that neuroscientists are only beginning to understand.

    World Wide Mind

  • But Australian comic Celia Pacquola gives the tired genre a shot in the arm with this marvellous show, centred around an endearingly daft, completely pointless ambition: to master the fiendishly complicated keyboard solo from the Pointer Sisters' I'm So Excited, even though she can't play piano.

    This week's new comedy

  • A fiendishly imaginative comic novel about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us.

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