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Try to fancy what new kind of fiendishness must lie in her heart!

There was a fiendishness in his manner that was absolutely repulsive.

A calm and dignified silence is the best answer to the fiendishness of thirteen.

A great deal of the fiendishness of schoolboys and the cruelty of children to their elders is produced just in this way.

The fiendishness of his expression vanished like lightning, and he lounged out of the cafe with a moody, impassive face.

There was fiendishness everywhere, cruelty married to mania, in which Germany joined.

It is justly considered an act of bad faith, of infamy or fiendishness, to deceive the enemy by flags of protection.

O when shall war be recognized in its brutality and fiendishness and hellish horrors?

He was a Negro, and with a fiendishness that was worse than that of cannibals they beat his life out.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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