from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or suggestive of Satan or evil.
  • adj. Profoundly cruel or evil; fiendish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative form of Satanic (of, pertaining to or resembling Satan).
  • adj. Evil, fiendish, devilish or diabolical.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Satanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Satan; having the qualities of Satan; resembling Satan; extremely malicious or wicked; devilish; infernal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Satan; devilish; extremely malicious or wicked; infernal.

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

  • adj. of or relating to Satan
  • adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell


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