Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a devil, as:
  • adj. Malicious; evil.
  • adj. Mischievous, teasing, or annoying.
  • adj. Excessive; extreme: devilish heat.
  • adv. Extremely; very.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a devil.
  • adj. Characteristic of a devil.
  • adj. Extreme, excessive.
  • adv. Devilishly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme.
  • adj. Extreme; excessive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characteristic of the devil; befitting the devil, or a devil or demon; diabolical; malignant: as, a devilish scheme; devilish conduct.
  • Extreme; enormous.
  • Synonyms Satanic, infernal, hellish, impious, wicked, atrocious, nefarious.
  • Excessively; enormously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a playfully devilish manner
  • adj. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
  • adj. playful in an appealingly bold way

Etymologies

devil +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

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