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devilish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devilish  \Dev"il*ish\,  a. 
  1.  Resembling,  characteristic  of  or  pertaining  to  the 
  devil;  diabolical;  wicked  in  the  extreme.  ``Devilish 
  wickedness.''  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  This  wisdom  descendeth  not  from  above,  but  is 
  earthly,  sensual,  devilish.  --James  iii. 
  15. 
 
  2.  Extreme;  excessive.  [Colloq.]  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Diabolical;  infernal;  hellish;  satanic;  wicked; 
  malicious;  detestable;  destructive.  --  {Dev"il*ish*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Dev"il*ish*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  devilish 
  adj  1:  showing  the  cunning  or  ingenuity  or  wickedness  typical  of  a 
  devil;  "devilish  schemes";  "the  cold  calculation  and 
  diabolic  art  of  some  statesmen";  "the  diabolical 
  expression  on  his  face";  "a  mephistophelian  glint  in 
  his  eye"  [syn:  {diabolic},  {diabolical},  {mephistophelian}, 
  {mephistophelean}] 
  2:  playful  in  an  appealingly  bold  way  "a  roguish  grin"  [syn:  {rascally}, 
  {roguish}] 
  adv  :  in  a  playfully  devilish  manner;  "the  socialists  are  further 
  handicapped  if  they  believe  that  capitalists  are  not 
  only  wicked  but  also  devilishly  clever"  [syn:  {devilishly}] 




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