Translation of devil in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (Religion) the devilgo to the devil! [colloquial] [dated] the devil finds work for idle hands (to do)el demonioel diablothe devil is in the detailel ocio es la madre de todos los viciosthe devil looks after his ownel diablo está or se esconde en los detallesbetter the devil you know (than the devil you don't) speak o talk of the devil …mala hierba or bicho malo nunca muere(the) devil take the hindmosthablando del rey de Roma y él que se asomahablando de Roma, el burro or el diablo se asomato be (caught) between the devil and the deep blue sea¡sálvese quién pueda!Example sentences1.2 (evil spirit)
- Did you find it any easier to avoid the Devil, to avoid evil when you were a monk?
- Hinduism is the only religion, whose God does not have any enemy, like the Devil or the Satan.
- If a person believes themselves to be possessed by the Christian Devil, perform a Catholic exorcism.
- The whole devil/evil spirit/demons/possession thing fascinates me, it always has.
- The devils and evil spirits of the next day were perhaps more psychosomatic and drawn from the excesses of the night before than derived from a Celtic past.
- The Bedouin traditionally hang amulets on the body of adults to prevent the evil eye, devils, impure spirits and other illnesses from attacking the bearer of the amulet.
- 2 [colloquial] (in intensifying phrases) it hurt like the devilwho/what/where the devil … ?me dolió horriblementethis is in a devil of a mess¿quién/qué/dónde demonios or diablos … ? [colloquial]we had the devil of a timeaquí hay un desorden de (los) mil demonios [colloquial]nos las vimos negras [colloquial]Example sentences
- To do this, some poor devil was up all night with the Letraset making desk signs bearing the slogan ‘The Buck Stops Here.’
- They are the real patriots, not the poor devils who are riding this bear market down.
- Thus, the first order of the new Pax Americana is to bring those we deem as heathens to democracy, to modernize the poor devils, and while we're at it teach them the beauties of a more materialistic culture.
- While under the master's guidance, which is generally for a year, the newly qualified barrister is known as a devil.
- Assisted by a "devil," an aspiring barrister in his or her first year of practice, they work alone, the often flamboyant superstars of the Irish legal system.
- 3 3.1 (person, animal) See examples: you little devil! [colloquial] (said to child)they've been absolute devils this morning¡eres un diablillo!go on, be a devil, have another one! (British English)se han portado como diablos esta mañanahe's a devil for chocolates [colloquial]¡anda, cómete otro, no seas tonto!poor devil!lo enloquecen los bomboneshe's won again, the lucky devil¡pobre diablo!3.2 (troublesome thing) See examples: the lock is a real devilha vuelto a ganar ¡qué potra tiene! [colloquial]el suertudo ha vuelto a ganar (Latin America)that concerto is the very devil to playla cerradura es maldita [colloquial]ese concierto es endemoniadamente difícil de tocar
transitive verb (British English) -ll-
- 2(harass, worry) (American English)Example sentences
- As I searched the mass of people below me for Josef's gipsy curls & defiant red scarf, the Reverend's words deviled my ears despite the barrier of the window-glass.
- People will devil their own children, spouses, parents, co-workers and neighbors.
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