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devil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of devil

  1. 1 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> Synonyms archfiend, Beelzebub, fiend, Lucifer, Old Nick, Satan, serpent Related Words deuce, dickens; Mephistopheles

  2. 2 an evil spirit <acted as if possessed by some devil> Synonyms cacodemon, demon, fiend, ghost, ghoul, ghoulie, imp, shaitanRelated 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, ogreNear Antonyms angel

  3. 3 a member of the human race <that poor devil never did achieve his dream> Synonyms baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, human, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightRelated Words hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  4. 4 an appealingly mischievous person <why, you little devil!> Synonyms scamp, hellion, imp, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchinRelated Words cutup, larker, madcap, skylarker; ragamuffin; brat, disrupter, misbehaver, nuisance; juvenile delinquent; gamin, gamineNear Antonyms beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, joker, louse, lout, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker; knave, miscreant, reprobate, scalawag (or scallywag), scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, villain

  5. 5 a mean, evil, or unprincipled person <he's a devil to everyone he does business with> Synonyms baddie (or baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, villain, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretchRelated Words villainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trashNear Antonyms angel, innocent, saint; hero

  6. 6 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 daredevil, madcap, madmanRelated Words berserk (or berserker), cowboy, hotdog, showboat




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