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
You may be in devilish fine form to-day, but your throat is rotten.
Sometimes an otherwise calm and serene person gathers a look that can best be described as devilish.
A divine love which had in it no necessity of hating evil would be profoundly immoral, and would be called devilish more fitly than divine.
This may be called a devilish zeal; for as there is the faith of devils, so there is the zeal of devils: "Therefore his rage is great, because he knows his time is short."
The one are fellows called devilish good -- the other, fellows called devilish gentleman like.
(no surprise there) and expands the idea of devilish technique to new frontiers.
Georgina was back to being devilish which is how she ALWAYS should be.
The word "devilish" actually occurred several times in the text, in between technical terms and columns of figures.
Last weekend, Jackson accused Tommy Mottola, head of Sony Music (Jackson's record company) of being "devilish" and a "racist" and even held up a sign outside Sony headquarters depicting Mottola with devil's horns.
It's interesting, therefore, that delion picked a "devilish" theme for RR this week, as it was also the theme of my June 1, 2008 coverage of the U.S. Women's Chess Championship at Chessville.
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