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[feen-dish] /ˈfin dɪʃ/
adjective
1.
diabolically cruel and wicked.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; fiend + -ish1
Related forms
fiendishly, adverb
fiendishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fiendishness

fiendish

/ˈfiːndɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or like a fiend
2.
diabolically wicked or cruel
3.
(informal) extremely difficult or unpleasant a fiendish problem
Derived Forms
fiendishly, adverb
fiendishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fiendishness

fiendish

adj.

1520s, from fiend + -ish. Related: Fiendishly; fiendishness.

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