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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiabolicaldi‧a‧bol‧i‧cal /ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪkəl◂ $ -ˈbɑː-/ adjective  1 (also diabolic /ˌdaɪəˈbɒ◂lɪk $ -ˈbɑː-/)CRUELBAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONS evil or cruel diabolical abuse2 BAD AT British English informal extremely unpleasant or bad The toilets were in a diabolical state.diabolically /-kli/ adverb
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diabolicalEven if your memory starts functioning by then the forecast is diabolical.Unfortunately, the animated sequence is diabolical.The dust is diabolical - at one stage you could be fired for using a sweeping brush and not a vacuum.She does not succeed in persuasively outing the Don Juan / Superman with his diabolical red beard and Jaeger wool suits.a diabolical serial killerSometime after her acceptance, she exhibited signs of her former diabolical symptoms.The 1955 original was a triumph of atmosphere, character, diabolical wit and outright scare-you-silly shock tactics.
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