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  • adv. In a devilish manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a devilish manner; diabolically; wickedly.
  • Greatly; excessively.

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

  • adv. (used as intensives) extremely
  • adv. in a playfully devilish manner
  • adv. as a devil; in an evil manner


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  • Subtle, long-term risks, particularly those involving complex, global processes, remain devilishly hard for us to manage.

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  • Justin Kirk, best known as the devilishly lovable brother-in-law Andy on Weeds, is Harry, and he brings a similar sarcastic charm to this role that he does to his TV character.

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  • The Psychotronic-minded will recall the devilishly handsome performer from his work in THE YOUNG RACERS (1963), DEMENTIA 13 (1963), HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964) and "The Squire of Gothos" episode of the original STAR TREK.

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  • This twenty-something Wood-elf is not what you would call devilishly handsome yet is never-the-less attractive in a somewhat boyish way.


  • Carnegy loved pleasure mightily, painted her face "devilishly," and drove in the park flauntingly.

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  • Intense action, devilishly passionate sex, and fascinating characters … leads readers into an amazing and inventive alternate reality.

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  • That would be John Ibbitson, detached, bemused, with just a whiff of admiration for Stephen Harper's "devilishly clever" assault on Parliament.

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  • Bigger than the original but still petite, with a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter engine, the new Sprite would be a devilishly clever entrée into the U.S. market.

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  • But tonight, the area's only cask of the Kalamazoo brew will be unveiled at ChurchKey, and if you've taken a liking to the devilishly-hopped yet still extremely drinkable double-IPA, you won't want to miss it in all of its unfiltered goodness.

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  • Older readers, as well as we include myself in which cohort, might remember Three Coins In The Fountain, the 1950s regretful fool around with the devilishly memorable thesis song which seemed to be upon TV every afternoon via the Sxities.

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