Definition of DEVIL

cap the supreme personification of evil often represented as the ruler of hell <the Devil is traditionally seen as a being who relentlessly tempts people to commit evil>
Related Words deuce, dickens; Mephistopheles
an evil spirit <acted as if possessed by some devil>
Related Words hag [archaic], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet (or afrit), genie, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogre
Near Antonyms angel
a member of the human race <that poor devil never did achieve his dream>
Near Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
a person who seeks out very dangerous or foolhardy adventures with no apparent fear <originally snowboarders were regarded as devils on the slopes and a menace to skiers>
Synonyms devil, madcap, madman
Related Words berserk (or berserker), cowboy, hotdog, showboat

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