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devilish

adjective

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1 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount
  • that's a devilish amount of bad luck for any person to have to endure

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2 of, relating to, or worthy of an evil spirit
  • a devilish plan to sabotage the other party's political convention

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3 tending to or exhibiting reckless playfulness
  • a devilish grin that told us he was up to something

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The first known use of devilish was in the 15th century

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“Devilish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/devilish. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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