from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Devilish behavior; mischief.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Deviltry; trickery; roguishness; mischief: often used in a ludicrous sense without necessarily implying malice: as, he did it out of more devilment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Deviltry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun devilish action or conduct; mischief.

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

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others


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