American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Devilish behavior; mischief.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Deviltry; trickery; roguishness; mischief: often used in a ludicrous sense without necessarily implying malice: as, he did it out of more devilment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Deviltry.
- n. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
“Some kind of devilment," muttered the forest runner.”
“` Some kind of devilment, 'muttered the forest runner.”
“She says that colored people are naturally religious and that they learned all their "devilment" from the Whites.”
“In the reaction from Sunday evening's intensity and strain she was especially full of what Miss Cornelia would have called "devilment" on Monday.”
“Now it will be much easier for the judge to determine whether the woman in the case had at the critical time an especial inclination to this "devilment," than to discover whether her own husband was sexually insufficient, or whatever similar secrets might be involved.”
“They both tried to talk of ordinary things for the few moments before that meal was announced, and then some kind of devilment seemed to come into Amaryllis -- nothing could have been more seductive or alluring than her manner, while keeping to strict convention.”
“It is so hard for them not to fall into affectations of either virtue or vice, or into some 'devilment' worse still.”
“My mother would have warned me against answering your e-mail and participating in the kind of "devilment" you are up to.”
“He knew right off that Vilate Franker was planning some kind of devilment against Alvin, and he sort of hoped she might mention what it was, though that wasn't too likely, since all she talked about was how bad she felt and how she hated to do it but it was a lady's right to defend her honor even though it might involve giving the appearance of having no honor but that's why it was so good having such a good, true, wonderful friend.”
“There has to be some kind of devilment involved to make her look the way she does,” Boyd put a lot of emphasis on that last sentence, dipping his head knowingly.”
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