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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

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"

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devilishadjective

    diabolical, satanic, infernal, atrocious, impious, wicked

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devilishadjective

    demoniac, diabolical, fiendish, infernal, atrocious, reprobate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "devilish":

    diabolical, demonic, evil

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How to use devilish in a sentence?

  1. Jamie Ann Hunt:

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

  2. Kubrat Pulev:

    I will donate 50% of the money I earn from the match with Joshua to the tireless heroes in the fight against the coronavirus, i will give doctors, nurses and hospitals the necessary equipment to deal with this devilish virus.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

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

  4. James Reston:

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

  5. 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.

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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