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English adjective: devilish

1. devilish showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

SamplesDevilish schemes.
The cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen.
The diabolical expression on his face.
A mephistophelian glint in his eye.

Synonymsdiabolic, diabolical, mephistophelean, mephistophelian



2. devilish playful in an appealingly bold way

SamplesA roguish grin.

Synonymsrascally, roguish


Antonymsunplayful, sober, serious

English adverb: devilish

1. devilish in a playfully devilish manner

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


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