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mephistophelean

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Mephistophelian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, the devil Mephistopheles, “a crafty, scoffing, relentless fiend;” devilish in character or aspect; crafty; showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative capitalization of Mephistophelean

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

  • adjective showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

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Examples

  • 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).

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The short story draws on some recent search politics, namely Google's mephistophelean work in China, and adds digerati culture Burning Man, San Francisco.

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Google meets the surveillance state: new sf story

  • So what mephistophelean miracle have you got in mind to achieve this, and what would I need to do?

    Boiling a Frog

  • So what mephistophelean miracle have you got in mind to achieve this, and what would I need to do?

    Boiling a frog

  • So what mephistophelean miracle have you got in mind to achieve this, and what would I need to do?

    Boiling a Frog

  • His mephistophelean eyebrows were raised interrogatively, and he was smiling so as to exhibit a row of uneven yellow teeth.

    The Yellow Claw

  • And they didn't even play their somber, mephistophelean reworking of

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • And they didn't even play their somber, mephistophelean reworking of

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • And they didn't even play their somber, mephistophelean reworking of

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • And they didn't even play their somber, mephistophelean reworking of

    The Line Of Best Fit

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