devilish


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dev·il·ish

 (dĕv′ə-lĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a devil, as:
a. Malicious; evil.
b. Mischievous, teasing, or annoying.
2. Excessive; extreme: devilish heat.
adv.
Extremely; very.

dev′il·ish·ly adv.
dev′il·ish·ness n.

devilish

(ˈdɛvəlɪʃ; ˈdɛvlɪʃ)
adj
of, resembling, or befitting a devil; diabolic; fiendish
adv, adj
(intensifier): devilish good food; this devilish heat.
ˈdevilishly adv
ˈdevilishness n

dev•il•ish

(ˈdɛv ə lɪʃ, ˈdɛv lɪʃ)

adj.
1. of, like, or befitting a devil.
2. extreme; very great: a devilish mess.
adv.
3. excessively; extremely.
[1400–50]
dev′il•ish•ly, adv.
dev′il•ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.devilish - showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devildevilish - 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"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
2.devilish - playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
Adv.1.devilish - in a playfully devilish manner; "the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever"

devilish

devilish

adjective
Perversely bad, cruel, or wicked:
Translations
állatiördögipokolisátáni
悪魔的な残忍な非常な
djävligdjävulskjävlig

devilish

[ˈdevlɪʃ]
A. ADJ (= wicked) → diabólico; (= mischievous) → travieso
B. ADV (o.f.) (= devilishly) → la mar de, sumamente
devilish cunningla mar de ingenioso

devilish

[ˈdɛvəlɪʃ] adjdiaboliquedevil-may-care [ˌdɛvəmeiˈkɛər] adjdésinvoltedevil's advocate n
to play devil's advocate → se faire avocat du diabledevil's food cake n (US) gâteau au chocolatdevil worship nsatanisme m

devilish

adjteuflisch; chuckle, grinschalkhaft, verschmitzt
adv (dated inf, = extremely) → verteufelt (dated inf); devilish funnyurkomisch

devilish

[ˈdɛvlɪʃ]
1. adj (wicked) → diabolico/a; (mischievous, child) → indiavolato/a; (mood) → infernale
2. adv (old) → terribilmente
References in classic literature ?
That devilish Professor you were always writing about.
There is no whine of the panther, no whistle of the catbird, nor any invention of the devilish Mingoes, that can cheat me
I foretold, you remember, the first morning she set up shop, that her devilish scowl would frighten away customers.
In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
Besides," thinks I,"look at it once; why, the end of it --the foot part --what a small sort of end it is; whereas, if a broad footed farmer kicked me, there's a devilish broad insult.
Why, they say as how he went a sauntering into the old flag-ship once, switching his tail about devilish easy and gentlemanlike, and inquiring if the old governor was at home.
All her ways were wicked, all her instincts devilish.
He would cry for nothing; he would burst into storms of devilish temper without notice, and let go scream after scream and squall after squall, then climax the thing with "holding his breath"-- that frightful specialty of the teething nursling, in the throes of which the creature exhausts its lungs, then is convulsed with noiseless squirmings and twistings and kickings in the effort to get its breath, while the lips turn blue and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and--presto
John's long hair that waved; and anon the devilish face of Judas, that grew out of the panel, and seemed gathering life and threatening a revelation of the arch-traitor--of Satan himself--in his subordinate's form.
Besides, it's infernal affectation - devilish conceit it is, to cherish our ears - we're asses enough without them.
Her devilish determination quite upset me for the moment.
You shall not get off in that way," rejoined Stryver, shouldering the rejoinder at him; "no, Sydney, it's my duty to tell you--and I tell you to your face to do you good--that you are a devilish ill-conditioned fellow in that sort of society.