devilish

  • 1 Devilish — Dev il*ish, a. 1. Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme. Devilish wickedness. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. James… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 devilish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) like a devil in evil and cruelty. 2) mischievous. 3) very difficult to deal with. ► ADVERB informal, dated ▪ very; extremely: a devilish clever chap. DERIVATIVES devilishly adverb devilishness …

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  • 3 devilish — index cold blooded, cruel, diabolic, heinous, malevolent, malignant, nefarious, ruthless, vicious …

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  • 4 devilish — mid 15c.; see DEVIL (Cf. devil) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Devilishly …

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  • 5 devilish — diabolical, diabolic, *fiendish, demoniac, demonic Analogous words: *infernal, hellish: nefarious, iniquitous, villainous, *vicious Antonyms: angelic …

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  • 6 devilish — [adj] wicked accursed, atrocious, bad, brutish, cloven footed, cursed, damnable, demoniac, demonic, detestable, diabolic, diabolical, evil, execrable, fiendish, hellborn, hellish, infernal, inhuman, iniquitous, Mephistophelian, nefarious, satanic …

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  • 7 devilish — [dev′ l ish] adj. [ME develish] 1. of or like a devil; wicked; cruel; diabolic 2. mischievous; energetic; reckless 3. Informal a) extremely bad b) very great; extreme adv. Informal extremely; excessively de …

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  • 8 devilish — [[t]de̱vəlɪʃ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A devilish idea or action is cruel or unpleasant. The Gulf war showed the devilish destructiveness of modern conventional weapons. Syn: atrocious 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (emphasis) You can use devilish… …

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  • 9 devilish — adjective Date: 15th century 1. resembling or befitting a devil: as a. evil, sinister b. mischievous, roguish < a devilish grin > 2. extreme < in a devilish hurry > • devilish …

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  • 10 Devilish — Pour Devilish, l ancien groupe de musique ayant donné naissance à Tokio Hotel, voir Tokio Hotel. Devilish Éditeur Sage s Creation Développeur Genki Date de sortie …

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  • 11 devilish — 1. adjective a) Resembling a devil. A devilish grin. b) Characteristic of a devil. A devilish effort yielded a devilish success. Syn: atrocious, demoniac …

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  • 12 devilish — dev|il|ish1 [ devlıʃ ] adjective 1. ) evil or intended for an evil purpose: a devilish plot 2. ) intended to cause trouble, but not in a serious way: a devilish grin 3. ) INFORMAL used for emphasizing how difficult or unpleasant something is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 devilish — devilishly, adv. devilishness, n. /dev euh lish, dev lish/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish. 2. extreme; very great: a devilish mess. adv. 3. excessively; extremely: He s devilish proud. [1400 50; late ME. See DEVIL,… …

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  • 14 devilish — dev|il|ish [ˈdevəlıʃ] adj 1.) literary very bad, difficult, or unpleasant ▪ devilish schemes to cheat people 2.) seeming likely to cause trouble, but in a way that is amusing or attractive ▪ Dalton looked at her with a devilish grin …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 devilish — adjective 1) a devilish grin Syn: diabolical, fiendish, demonic, satanic, demoniac, demoniacal; hellish, infernal; mischievous, wicked, impish, roguish 2) a devilish job Syn …

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  • 16 devilish — I UK [ˈdev(ə)lɪʃ] / US adjective 1) evil, or intended for an evil purpose a devilish plot 2) intended to cause trouble, but not in a serious way a devilish grin 3) informal used for emphasizing how difficult or unpleasant something is II UK… …

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  • 17 devilish — /ˈdɛvəlɪʃ/ (say devuhlish), /ˈdɛvlɪʃ/ (say devlish) adjective 1. of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish: *a cat like cunning, and a spirit of devilish volatility –marcus clarke, 1874. 2. Colloquial excessive; very great. –adverb 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 Devilish — Tokio Hotel Gründung 2001 Genre Pop, Rock Website http://www.tokiohotel.de …

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  • 19 devilish — adj. Devilish is used with these nouns: ↑grin …

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  • 20 devilish — adjective very bad, difficult, or unpleasant: devilish schemes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English