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Meaning of DEVILISH

Pronunciation:  'devulish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in a playfully devilish manner; "the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever"
  2. [adj]  showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in his eye"
  3. [adj]  playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin"

DEVILISH is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: devilishly, diabolic, diabolical, evil, mephistophelean, mephistophelian, playful, rascally, roguish, wicked



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dev"il*ish\, a.
1. Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the
   devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme. ``Devilish
   wickedness.'' --Sir P. Sidney.

         This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is
         earthly, sensual, devilish.           --James iii.

2. Extreme; excessive. [Colloq.] --Dryden.

Syn: Diabolical; infernal; hellish; satanic; wicked;
     malicious; detestable; destructive. -- {Dev"il*ish*ly},
     adv. -- {Dev"il*ish*ness}, n.

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