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1 capitalized 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

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2 an evil spirit
  • acted as if possessed by some devil

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3 a member of the human race
  • that poor devil never did achieve his dream

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4 an appealingly mischievous person
  • why, you little devil!

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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

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The first known use of devil was before the 12th century

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“Devil.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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