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devilish

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adjective dev·il·ish \ˈde-vəl-ish, ˈdev-lish\

Simple Definition of devilish

  • : evil and cruel

  • : showing a desire to cause trouble but in a way that is not serious

Full Definition of devilish

  1. 1 :  resembling or befitting a devil: as a :  evil, sinister b :  mischievous, roguish <a devilish grin>

  2. 2 :  extreme <in a devilish hurry>

devilish adverb
dev·il·ish·ly adverb
dev·il·ish·ness noun

Examples of devilish

  1. She was attracted by his devilish charm.

  2. There was a devilish look of mischief in her eyes.



15th Century

First Known Use of devilish

15th century




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