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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in a playfully devilish manner; "the socialists are
further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are
not only wicked but also devilishly clever" [syn:
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: devilish, diabolic, diabolical,
2: playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin" [syn:
devilish, rascally, roguish]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
114 Moby Thesaurus words for "devilish":
Acherontic, Draconian, Lethean, Mephistophelian, Plutonian,
Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, accursed, animal, anthropophagous,
arch, atrocious, bad, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial,
bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brutal, brutalized, brute,
brutish, cannibalistic, chthonian, chthonic, crazy, cruel,
cruel-hearted, cursed, damnable, demoniac, demoniacal, demonic,
demonish, demonlike, devil-like, diabolic, diabolical, elfish,
elvish, evil, execrable, fell, feral, ferocious, fiendish,
fiendlike, fierce, flagitious, foolish, full of mischief, ghoulish,
heinous, hellborn, hellish, high-spirited, impish, infernal,
inhuman, inhumane, iniquitous, knavish, madcap, maleficent,
malevolent, malign, malignant, mischief-loving, mischievous,
murderous, naughty, nefarious, ogreish, pandemoniac, pandemonic,
playful, prankish, pranksome, pranky, puckish, purgatorial,
roguish, ruthless, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic,
savage, scampish, scapegrace, serpentine, sharkish, sinful,
sinister, slavering, sportive, subhuman, sulfurous, trickish,
tricksy, truculent, unchristian, uncivilized, ungodly, unhallowed,
unhuman, vicious, villainous, waggish, wicked, wolfish
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