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English adverb: devilishly

1. devilishly as a devil; in an evil manner

SamplesHis writing could be diabolically satiric.

Synonymsdiabolically, fiendishly

2. devilishly in a playfully devilish manner

SamplesThe socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever.


3. devilishly (used as intensives) extremely

SamplesShe was madly in love.
Deadly dull.
Deadly earnest.
Deucedly clever.
Insanely jealous.

Synonymsdeadly, deucedly, insanely, madly

Domain usageintensifier, intensive

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