What is the definition of mephistophelian? (2023)

What is the definition of mephistophelian?

Definitions of mephistophelian. adjective. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil. “a mephistophelian glint in his eye” synonyms: devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelean evil.

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Definitions of mephistophelean. adjective. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil. synonyms: devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian evil.

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How do you use Mephistophelian in a sentence?

There was something Mephistophelian in the smile with which he told me this. Underneath wisps of tawny hair, rather Mephistophelian , were clear-blue eyes, brilliant and sharp as a brigand's.

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What is the correct spelling of Mephistopheles?

Mephistopheles (/ˌmɛfɪˈstɒfɪˌliːz/, German pronunciation: [mefɪˈstoːfɛlɛs]), also known as Mephisto, is a demon featured in German folklore.

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Mephistopheles in British English

(ˌmɛfɪˈstɒfɪˌliːz ) or Mephisto (məˈfɪstəʊ ) noun. a devil in medieval mythology and the one to whom Faust sold his soul in the Faust legend.

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Where did the name Mephistopheles come from?

The name Mephistopheles is a corrupted Greek compound. The Greek particle of negation (μη, mē) and the Greek word for love or loving (φίλος, philos) are the first and last terms of the compound but the middle term is more doubtful.

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What is the other name for Mephisto?

Mephistopheles, also called Mephisto, familiar spirit of the Devil in late settings of the legend of Faust.

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What is a word for pure evil?

1 sinful, iniquitous, depraved, vicious, corrupt, base, vile, nefarious. 2 pernicious, destructive. 6 wickedness, depravity, iniquity, unrighteousness, corruption, baseness. 9 disaster, calamity, woe, misery, suffering, sorrow.

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What is a word for demonic?

Words related to demonic

crazed, devilish, infernal, maniacal, manic, satanic, aroused, bad, demoniac, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, fired, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, hellish, impious, insane, inspired.

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What is the sentence of demons?

Examples from Collins dictionaries

He played like a demon. He is a demon organizer. She was a dictator and a demon. He was seen as a demon, determined to hand the country over to the reactionaries.

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What is the sentence of devil?

Example Sentences

Noun She is a tricky devil, so be careful. Those kids can be little devils sometimes. He's such a lucky devil that he'll probably win the lottery someday.

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What is a sentence with the word spitefully in it?

She spitefully destroyed another child's sandcastle. I got the dish-cloth and rather spitefully scrubbed Edgar's nose and mouth, affirming it served him right for meddling.

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What does the word Alastor mean?

: any of certain avenging deities or spirits especially in Greek antiquity.

How would you characterize Mephistopheles?

He is a cultivated, witty, and cynical exponent of materialism and nihilism, and preaches a sophisticated doctrine of philosophical negation. Mephisto's most outstanding characteristic is skepticism; the inability to believe in anything.

What does Asmodeus mean in English?

Asmodeus in American English

(ˌæzməˈdiəs ; ˌ æsməˈdiəs ) noun. Folklore. an evil spirit or chief demon.

What is Mephistopheles symbol?

Mephistopheles' official and true unholy symbol is, in essence, a crimson trident piercing a golden ring, with the three prongs of the trident alluding to the spires of Caina. His symbols are rarely seen, however, as owing one's allegiance to Mephistopheles is most often kept secret.

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