Definition of devilish in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛv(ə)lɪʃ



[as submodifier] informal , • dated Back to top  
  • Very; extremely: a devilish clever chap
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    • Willetts does a noted comic turn reeling off the complexities of Gordon Brown's devilish clever schemes.
    • There seems to be a wild idea revolving around in the heart of government that we were part a devilish clever plot to blacken them.
    • Dundee's skills were evident as languid Sara turned the Aberdeen defence, Caballero played devilish deft passes and the diminutive white booted Novo proved a nagging menace.



[as submodifier]: I’m feeling devilishly hot!
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  • The bacon was spellbinding, the sausage fantastically subtle, the black pudding devilishly sticky.
  • The well-trained Joffrey dancers flew through the devilishly difficult arrangements.
  • Now, she was faced with a devilishly handsome young man.


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  • She was far from perfection and innocence, yet far from devilishness and wrong.
  • His character never lost his inherent devilishness though, and he'd worn that wicked smile through the entire movie.
  • His deranged dare devilishness has earned him a wealth of fans and now, the opportunity to kick Paul Hogan in his Hollywood daks.

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