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

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  1. devilishadjective

    Devilishly.

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

  2. devilishadjective

    Characteristic of a devil.

    A devilish grin.

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

  3. devilishadjective

    Extreme, excessive.

    A devilish effort yielded a devilish success.

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    sober, good, unplayful, serious

  2. devilish, rascally, roguishadverb

    playful in an appealingly bold way

    "a roguish grin"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    serious, good, sober, unplayful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devilishadjective

    Synonyms:
    diabolical, satanic, infernal, atrocious, impious, wicked

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devilishadjective

    Synonyms:
    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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