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English noun: fiend

1. fiend (person) a cruel wicked and inhuman person

Synonymsdemon, devil, monster, ogre

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)demoniac

2. fiend (person) an evil supernatural being

Synonymsdaemon, daimon, demon, devil

Broader (hypernym)evil spirit

Narrower (hyponym)dibbuk, dybbuk, incubus, succuba, succubus

3. fiend (person) a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

SamplesA fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.


Broader (hypernym)enthusiast, partisan, partizan

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