diabolo-, diabol-

(Greek: devil, demon [literally, "to throw across;" then, "to attack, to slander"])

adiabolist
A person denying existence of the Devil.
devil
deviltry
diablerie (s) (noun), diableries (pl)
1. An activity of sorcery or black magic: Diablerie can be seen in “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare when the three witches are busy stirring in their caldron during a night with thunder and lightning.
2. The resemblance or likeness of demons or devils, as in fiction or in paintings: When the art students went to see the displays of paintings in the exhibition, they viewed many works of art illustrating diableries showing ghouls, goblins and ogres!
3. The devilish conduct or activity of someone: In some dramas, there is usually one character whose main intent is to harm others in a fiendish way, but this diablerie usually ends with the culprit losing out and being defeated.
A devilish sorcery or activity.
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diabolepsy
diabolical (adjective), more diabolical, most diabolical
Descriptive of those who are very cruel, devilish, or wicked: Terrorists are considered to be diabolical people because they attack others so viciously in various countries.
Descriptive of a cruel or wicked plot agains others.
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A reference to being devilish or outrageously wicked.
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Relating to having the qualities of a devil.
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diabolism
diabolist
diabolize
diabology
diabolology
diabolonian
monodiabolism
monodiabolistic
polydiabolism
Belief in many devils.