have a devilish time

Definition of have a devilish time

informal + somewhat old-fashioned

  1. :  to have a difficult time doing something We had a devilish time finding a parking space.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  resembling or befitting a devil: such as

    :  evil, sinister

    :  mischievous, roguish

  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

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to criticize severely

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