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  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]: 
 
  devilishly 
  adv  1:  as  a  devil;  in  an  evil  manner;  "his  writing  could  be 
  diabolically  satiric"  [syn:  {diabolically},  {fiendishly}] 
  2:  in  a  playfully  devilish  manner;  "the  socialists  are  further 
  handicapped  if  they  believe  that  capitalists  are  not  only 
  wicked  but  also  devilishly  clever"  [syn:  {devilish}] 
  3:  (used  as  intensives)  extremely;  "she  was  madly  in  love"; 
  "deadly  dull";  "deadly  earnest";  "deucedly  clever"; 
  "insanely  jealous"  [syn:  {madly},  {insanely},  {deadly},  {deucedly}] 




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