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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Mephistophelean \Meph`is*to*phe"le*an\, Mephistophelian
\Meph`is*to*phe"li*an\(? or ?), prop. a.
Pertaining to, or resembling, the devil Mephistopheles, "a
crafty, scoffing, relentless fiend;" devilish in character or
aspect; crafty; showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness;
as, a mephistophelean glint in his eye.
Syn: devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelean.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of
a devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and
diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical
expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in his
eye" [syn: devilish, diabolic, diabolical,
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