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 ?
And what have you been doing?--you, who haven't even sense enough to keep from spoiling one of your best hands, right in the most pressing season, just for your devilish temper!"
So saying, he advanced and posted himself in the middle of the road along which the friars were coming, and as soon as he thought they had come near enough to hear what he said, he cried aloud, "Devilish and unnatural beings, release instantly the highborn princesses whom you are carrying off by force in this coach, else prepare to meet a speedy death as the just punishment of your evil deeds."
I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
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.
Her devilish determination quite upset me for the moment.
But how cast off all the superfluous, devilish burden of my outer man?
I take your opinions for granted, and I tell you how I should set to work myself if they were my opinions too--and that's a guinea's-worth, a devilish good guinea's-worth to a rich man like you!"
If he was right, here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond--bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man.
"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.
The man a debased specimen of one of the most primitive races of the earth, and of an ugliness which was simply devilish; the woman of high degree, beautiful, accomplished.
"Yes, but I venture to remind you that we must be devilish economical."
Oh!--and I speak out of later knowledge--Heaven forefend me from the most of the average run of male humans who are not good fellows, the ones cold of heart and cold of head who don't smoke, drink, or swear, or do much of anything else that is brase, and resentful, and stinging, because in their feeble fibres there has never been the stir and prod of life to well over its boundaries and be devilish and daring.