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devilish

adjective

1 devilish

Showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil:
— Devilish schemes.

synonyms: diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelean, mephistophelian.

Roget 978: satanic, diabolic, devilish; infernal, hellborn.   

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

Roget 945: vicious; sinful; sinning etc. v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; ... show more

Polish: czarci



2 devilish

Playful in an appealingly bold way.

synonyms: rascally, roguish.

Polish: łobuzerski, szelmowski, łotrzykowski

adverb

1 devilish

In a playfully devilish manner:
— The socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever.

synonym: devilishly.


Moby thesaurus: Acherontic, Draconian, Lethean, Mephistophelian, Plutonian, Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, accursed, animal, anthropophagous, arch, atrocious, bad, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody ... show more.

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