HyperDic: devilish

English > 3 senses of the word devilish:
ADJECTIVEalldevilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistopheleanshowing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
alldevilish, rascally, roguishplayful in an appealingly bold way
ADVERBalldevilish, devilishlyin a playfully devilish manner
devilish > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'vlihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > devilish: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil.
Example"devilish schemes"
Synonymsdiabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean
Broaderevilmorally bad or wrong
Spanishdiabólico, mefistofélico
Adverbsdevilishlyin a playfully devilish manner
devilishlyas a devil
English > devilish: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningplayful in an appealingly bold way.
Synonymsrascally, roguish
BroaderplayfulFull of fun and high spirits
Spanishbribón, pícaro, pillo
English > devilish: 3 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a playfully devilish manner.
Example"the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever"
Synonymdevilishly

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