devilment

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noun dev·il·ment \ˈde-vəl-mənt, -ˌment\

Definition of devilment

Examples of devilment in a Sentence

  1. Ruffians were breaking windows out of sheer devilment.

  2. his devilment at school remains the stuff of local legend

First Known Use of devilment

1771


DEVILMENT Defined for English Language Learners

devilment

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Definition of devilment for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that causes trouble : a desire to cause trouble


DEVILMENT Defined for Kids

devilment

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noun dev·il·ment \ˈde-vəl-mənt\

Definition of devilment for Students

  1. :  mischief 1



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