she-devil


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she-dev·il

(shē′dĕv′əl)
n.
A woman regarded as cruel or malicious.

she-devil

n
a female person or animal regarded as cruel, wicked, or ill-natured

she′-dev`il



n.
a woman who resembles a devil, as in extreme wickedness, cruelty, or bad temper.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.she-devil - a cruel womanshe-devil - a cruel woman        
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
References in classic literature ?
Yes, I must lie still and feign sleep, with every nerve and fibre leaping within me, lest the she-devil below should suspect me of suspicions
My two unnatural daughters, my she-devil children come to mock at me
What further might have developed I cannot say, for at that moment a perfect she-devil of a lioness, with keener eyes than her lord and master, discovered us.
You jade,' said Ralph, 'if your husband has been idiot enough to trust you with his secrets, keep them; keep them, she-devil that you are
This was such language indeed as I had not been used to, and I was here beaten out of all my measures; I had a she-devil in my bosom, every hour telling me how great her brother lived.
Noel Vanstone to take a private opportunity of looking at you; and I am going to give the lie direct to that she-devil Lecount by painting out your moles.
And all these scenes of violence came and went accompanied by the unrefined noise of deep vociferations proceeding from a man wounded in his paternal pride, declaring himself obviously accursed since one of his kids was a "slobbering idjut and the other a wicked she-devil.
Caption: The Jersey She-Devil and Florida Woman tiring it on.
She-Devil in the City of Angels: Gender, Violence, and the Hattie Woolsteen Murder Case in Victorian Era Los Angeles
The slogan "Go to work on an egg", and the book, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, are both the work of which author?
In the American edition of Fay Weldon's The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (which differs substantially from the original British edition), Ruth Patchett, the woebegone eponymous protagonist, finds herself abandoned by her husband, who has left her penniless in his pursuit of a woman who is more attractive and very wealthy.
or too vulgar (Seriously, skintight she-devil costume with lace top and a skirt that does not even reach half of the thighs?