Associations to the word «Fiend»
FIEND, noun. (obsolete) An enemy, unfriend, or foe.
FIEND, noun. (religious) (archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
FIEND, noun. A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
FIEND, noun. A very evil person
FIEND, noun. (informal) An addict or fanatic
FIEND, noun. A cruel wicked and inhuman person.
FIEND, noun. An evil supernatural being.
FIEND, noun. A person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause); "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.