Associations to the word «Fiend»

Wiktionary

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

Dictionary definition

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.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats