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English noun: Devil

1. Devil (person) (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

SynonymsBeelzebub, Lucifer, Old Nick, Prince of Darkness, Satan, the Tempter

Instance hypernymspiritual being, supernatural being

Domain categoryfaith, Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, religion, religious belief

2. devil (person) an evil supernatural being

Synonymsdaemon, daimon, demon, fiend

Broader (hypernym)evil spirit

Narrower (hyponym)dibbuk, dybbuk, incubus, succuba, succubus

3. devil (communication) a word used in exclamations of confusion

SamplesWhat the devil.
The deuce with it.
The dickens you say.

Synonymsdeuce, dickens

Broader (hypernym)exclaiming, exclamation

4. devil (person) a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)

SamplesHe chased the young hellions out of his yard.

Synonymsheller, hellion

Broader (hypernym)bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler

5. devil (person) a cruel wicked and inhuman person

Synonymsdemon, fiend, monster, ogre

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)demoniac

English verb: devil

1. devil (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

SamplesMosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to devil Sue

Synonymsannoy, bother, chafe, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displease

Narrower (hyponym)antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle

Verb groupchafe

2. devil (creation) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

SamplesDevilled eggs.

ExamplesThe chefs devil the vegetables

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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