What does devilish mean?

Definitions for devilish
ˈdɛv ə lɪʃ, ˈdɛv lɪʃdev·il·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word devilish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean(adj)

    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"

  2. devilish, rascally, roguish(adverb)

    playful in an appealingly bold way

    "a roguish grin"

  3. devilishly, devilish(adverb)

    in a playfully devilish manner

    "the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever"


  1. devilish(Adverb)


  2. devilish(Adjective)

    Resembling a devil.

  3. devilish(Adjective)

    Characteristic of a devil.

    A devilish grin.

  4. devilish(Adjective)

    Extreme, excessive.

    A devilish effort yielded a devilish success.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devilish(adj)

    resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme

  2. Devilish(adj)

    extreme; excessive

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devilish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devilish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of devilish in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.

  2. Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights:

    This is a cheap ‘Fatwa’ that is far from what Islam really stands for and is in violation of human rights, it is a portrayal of these murderers’ devilish-like behavior and low moral standing.

  3. James Reston:

    This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.

  4. Robert Burton:

    Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosophers stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'Tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

  5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    The devil's most devilish when respectable.

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Translations for devilish

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  • страхотен, голям, сатанински, дяволскиBulgarian
  • teuflischGerman
  • διαβολικόςGreek
  • diabólicoSpanish
  • diabolique, infernalFrench
  • pokoli, sátáni, állati, ördögiHungarian
  • 悪魔的, 非常, 残忍Japanese
  • deksels, satanisch, diabolisch, verduiveld, duivelsDutch
  • diabelskiPolish
  • diabólico, extremoPortuguese
  • дьявольский, чертовский, сатанинский, страшный, адский, чёртовыйRussian
  • vragolast, đavolast, враголаст, ђаволастSerbo-Croatian
  • djävlig, djävulsk, jävligSwedish

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