Synonyms and Antonyms of devil
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.
an evil spirit
- acted as if possessed by some devil
incubus, nightmare, succubus
genie, jinni (or jinn)
apparition, banshee, bogey (also bogie), 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
a member of the human race
- That poor devil never did achieve his dream.
being, bird, body, character, creature, customer, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
an appealingly mischievous person
beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, joker, louse, lout, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker
knave, miscreant, reprobate, scalawag (or scallywag), scoundrel, varlet, villain
a mean, evil, or unprincipled person
- He's a devil to everyone he does business with.
baddie (or baddy), beast, brute, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villain, wretch
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, trash
a person who seeks out very dangerous or foolhardy adventures with no apparent fear
- Originally snowboarders were regarded as devils on the slopes.