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diabolical
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
evil; very bad; or cruel and clever (like something of the devil)
  • This was strangely heightened at times by the ragged Elijah's diabolical incoherences uninvitedly recurring to me, with a subtle energy I could not have before conceived of.
    Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (5% in)
  • "Oh, no," said he, looking a sort of diabolically funny, "the harpooneer is a dark complexioned chap.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (52% in)
  • He flies into diabolical passions sometimes.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (32% in)

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