Satanic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj satanic extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel","fires lit up a diabolic scene","diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils","a fiendish despot","hellish torture","infernal instruments of war","satanic cruelty","unholy grimaces"
    • adj Satanic of or relating to Satan "Satanic verses"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1991 Procter & Gamble won a $75,000 lawsuit against James & Linda Newton who were found responsible for spreading rumors that the company supported the Church of Satan. The two were distributors of Amway Products, a competitor of Proctor & Gamble.
    • a Satanic Of or pertaining to Satan; having the qualities of Satan; resembling Satan; extremely malicious or wicked; devilish; infernal. "Satanic strength.""Satanic host.""Detest the slander which, with a Satanic smile, exults over the character it has ruined."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The words silent and listen have the same letters. Santa and Satan do too.
    • satanic Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Satan; devilish; extremely malicious or wicked; infernal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Satanic pertaining to, or like, Satan: devilish
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Quotations

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    “There is an election going on all the time... the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.”
  • William Cowper
    William%20Cowper
    “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.”
  • Harold Lindsell
    Harold Lindsell
    “Satan is neither omnipotent nor free to do everything he pleases. Prince of the world he may be, but the Prince of Peace has come and dealt him a death blow.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.”
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts
    “For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.”
  • Francis Picabia
    Francis%20Picabia
    “God invented concubinage, Satan marriage.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. satanique, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. Sathan, Sathanas—Low L. Satan, Satanas—Heb. sātān, enemy—sātan, to be adverse.

Usage

In literature:

How Satan grasps at our elder scholars!
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
The Prophet said, 'Satan touches every child at its birth and it cries out from the touch of Satan.
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
Satan singe your skin for you!
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
If Satan himself appeared in human shape, he was never perfectly and in all respects like a man.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I am, sir, Nicholas Satan, at your service.
"Mr. Faust" by Arthur Davison Ficke
The hellish witch might have power from Satan to infect her mind, she being yet a child, with the deadly sin.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
At that moment Maina gave birth to a son, and Satan rushed impatiently to claim his expected prey.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
And the resolution to abandon Satan and his cause enters into the covenant engagement.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
Wherefore, O Satan, dost thou impose this work upon me?
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
The Evolution-theory may be clearly traced in the two next conceptions: Milton's Satan and Goethe's Mephistopheles.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
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In poetry:

Higgledy piggeldy
Archangel Rafael,
Speaking of Satan's re-
Bellion from God:
"Paradise Lost Book 5: An Epitome" by Anthony Hecht
Did Satan make you to spite God?
Or did God mean
To scourge with scorpions for a rod
Our sins, Faustine?
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Thou art my God, my only hope;
My God will hear my cry;
My God will bear my spirit up,
When Satan bids me die.
"Psalm 38" by Isaac Watts
I know the Lord is nigh,
And would, but cannot, pray;
For Satan meets me when I try,
And frights my soul away.
"The Good That I Would I Do Not" by John Newton
Then Satan said to Dives: — "Declare thou by The Name,
"The secret of thy subtlety that turneth mine to shame.
"It is known through all the Hells
"How my peoples mocked my spells,
"And my faithless Kings denied me ere I came."
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling
I done shuk my fis' at Satan, an' I 's gin de worl' my back;
I do' want no hendrin' causes now a-both'rin' in my track;
Fu' I 's on my way to glory, an' I feels too sho' to miss.
Wy, dey ain't no use in sinnin' when 'uligion 's sweet ez dis.
"Temptation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Satan , Meet Norman.
Jones who plays Jake on the long running sitcom has shot a new video for his church and says Satan is behind Two and a Half Men and wants everyone to stop watching it.
How long do you have to wait for a glimpse of exploitation in "Daughters of Satan ".
Rick Perry, of course, is not the Rick we'd most expect to claim special knowledge of Satan 's designs.
Here's Rick Santorum chatting about Satan 's plan in 2008.
" Satan is attacking the great institutions of America".
We need to be aware that Satan 's deception is in our midst and is any and everywhere today that he can slip into.
Satan Dance Party website.
Satan Dance Party began as a 12-person jam in Balboa Park, which became a weekly residency of sorts.
Does Mitt Romney have a Satan problem.
Rick Santorum, an expert on the subject of Satan , may tell us tonight.
Check out the latest Miroslav Satan photos and pictures on ESPN.com.
' Satan Was Trying to Tempt Me'.
What Santorum's Fear of Satan Means for His Foreign Policy.
' Satan ' signs billboard.
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In science:

The satanic notations: counting classes beyond #P and other definitional adventures.
Complexity of Non-Monotonic Logics
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