What does devilish mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistopheleanadjective

    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, roguishadverb

    playful in an appealingly bold way

    "a roguish grin"

  3. devilishly, devilishadverb

    in a playfully devilish manner

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


  1. devilishadverb


  2. devilishadjective

    Resembling a devil.

  3. devilishadjective

    Characteristic of a devil.

    A devilish grin.

  4. devilishadjective

    Extreme, excessive.

    A devilish effort yielded a devilish success.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devilishadjective

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

  2. Devilishadjective

    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. 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.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Laws are man-made! They can be faulty, they can be childish, they can be ridiculous, they can be silly and they can even be utterly devilish! Anything man made is open to all the possibilities except perfection!

  3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    The devil's most devilish when respectable.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Peace is not a dream; peace is an option! You either choose peace and prove that you are clever and angelic, or choose war proving that you are stupid and devilish!

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    You manufacture weapons; you sell; you earn; you conspire and misguide to burn for new manufacturing; your crime circles in this circle, and you determine for global peace; it is evil trade; it is the idiocy of idiots. Peace will undoubtedly appear and fragrance whenever you will realize your awkward interests, devilish policies, and the hegemony of greediness.

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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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