Definition of diabolize in English:


(also diabolise)


[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • Represent as diabolical.

    • ‘In most cases, there is the risk of diabolising the enemy; but Indians suffer from the opposite mistake - of imagining their enemy to be better than he really is.’
    • ‘Mumford, in any case, does not uniformly diabolize prescriptive technologies.’
    • ‘It seems, moreover, that the national media are preparing to launch a campaign to diabolize their unions.’
    • ‘Over here in Quebec, stay at home mothers are slowly raising their voices and diabolizing working mothers.’
    • ‘In every ascetic morality man worships a part of himself as God and for that he needs to diabolize the other part.’