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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feen-dish]
    • /ˈfin dɪʃ/
    • /ˈfiːn.dɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feen-dish]
    • /ˈfin dɪʃ/

Definitions of fiendish word

  • adjective fiendish diabolically cruel and wicked. 1
  • noun fiendish Extremely cruel or unpleasant; devilish. 1
  • adjective fiendish devilish, wicked 1
  • adjective fiendish ingenious, complex 1
  • adjective fiendish A fiendish plan, action, or device is very clever or imaginative. 0
  • adjective fiendish A fiendish problem or task is very difficult and challenging. 0

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Origin of fiendish

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; fiend + -ish1

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Parts of speech for Fiendish


fiendish popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fiendish usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fiendish

adj fiendish

  • nefarious — extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous: a nefarious plot.
  • atrocious — If you describe something as atrocious, you are emphasizing that its quality is very bad.
  • beastly — If you describe something as beastly, you mean that it is very unpleasant.
  • cruel — Someone who is cruel deliberately causes pain or distress to people or animals.
  • demonic — Demonic means coming from or belonging to a demon or being like a demon.

adjective fiendish

  • evil — Profoundly immoral and malevolent.
  • brutal — A brutal act or person is cruel and violent.
  • monstrous — frightful or hideous, especially in appearance; extremely ugly.
  • villainous — having a cruel, wicked, malicious nature or character.
  • malevolent — wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious: His failures made him malevolent toward those who were successful.

Antonyms for fiendish

adjective fiendish

  • pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
  • straightforward — going or directed straight ahead: a straightforward gaze.

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