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

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  1. devilishadjective


    demoniac, diabolic, deuced, mischievous, fiendish, nefarious, unhallowed, ghoulish, reprobate, ogreish, atrocious, wicked, evil, malicious

  2. devilishadjective

    Characteristic of a devil.

    A devilish grin.

    infernal, satanic, satanical, diabolic, demonic, diabolical, hellish

  3. devilishadjective

    Extreme, excessive.

    A devilish effort yielded a devilish success.

    extreme, excessive

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  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"

    mephistophelian, rascally, hellish, unholy, infernal, fiendish, satanic, roguish, diabolic, mephistophelean, demonic, diabolical

    sober, good, unplayful, serious

  2. devilish, rascally, roguishadverb

    playful in an appealingly bold way

    "a roguish grin"

    mephistophelian, rascally, blackguardly, roguish, scoundrelly, diabolic, mephistophelean, diabolical

    unplayful, serious, good, sober

  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"

    madly, insanely, diabolically, fiendishly, deucedly, deadly, devilishly

    serious, good, sober, unplayful

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  1. devilishadjective

    diabolical, satanic, infernal, atrocious, impious, wicked

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  1. devilishadjective

    demoniac, diabolical, fiendish, infernal, atrocious, reprobate

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  1. List of paraphrases for "devilish":

    diabolical, demonic, evil

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  1. Jamie Ann Hunt:

    My kittens look at me like little angels, and always after doing something especially 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. 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.

  4. James Reston, New York Times, June 12 1968:

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

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

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

Translations for devilish

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  • страхотен, голям, сатанински, дяволскиBulgarian
  • teuflischGerman
  • διαβολικόςGreek
  • diabólicoSpanish
  • infernal, diaboliqueFrench
  • állati, ördögi, sátáni, pokoliHungarian
  • 悪魔的, 残忍, 非常Japanese
  • verduiveld, diabolisch, satanisch, deksels, duivelsDutch
  • diabelskiPolish
  • diabólico, extremoPortuguese
  • адский, страшный, сатанинский, чёртовый, чертовский, дьявольскийRussian
  • ђаволаст, враголаст, vragolast, đavolastSerbo-Croatian
  • jävlig, djävulsk, djävligSwedish

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