Definition of archfiend in English:

archfiend

noun

literary
  • A chief fiend, especially the Devil.

    • ‘Amelia Wilson's illustrated history of the Devil is a wonderful introduction to the myth of the Archfiend as he appears throughout history and across religions and cultures.’
    • ‘We are going to that castle over there, and striking a deal with the resident archfiend to make sure that they don't escape.’
    • ‘The background makes it fun to pick your favorite archfiends, and easy to work up a ‘reason’ for the battle… I like the idea of exploring the politics of Hell.’
    • ‘This "argument" is a device of the sleepless Archfiend, the Adversary!’
    • ‘Bands of angels and archangels follow the divine leader, while troops of demons and archfiends hasten after the evil lord.’
    • ‘Mather was a devoted Anglican minister who completely believed in the existence of witches and demons and warned of the dangers posed to New England's "New Jerusalem" by the Archfiend, Satan himself.’

Pronunciation

archfiend

/ˌärCHˈfēnd//ˌɑrtʃˈfind/