Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • adverb In a devilish manner.

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

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

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Examples

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

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

    Get Smarter

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

    Get Smarter

  • 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.

    Understudy Does Just Fine!

  • 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.

    Understudy Does Just Fine!

  • 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.

    Is there someone watching us?

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

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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.

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

    Royalty Restored

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

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

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