- of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish.
- extreme; very great: a devilish mess.
- excessively; extremely: He's devilish proud.
Origin of devilish
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1. satanic, demoniac, infernal.
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Examples from the Web for devilishly
As a result, The Wolf of Wall Street is devilishly entertaining and exquisitely controlled, just as those classics were.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs
December 20, 2013
Just dress like a dapper man in the 1920s, slick your hair into a side part, and just be devilishly dashing all night long.Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide
October 21, 2013
And they probably will never know, because it's a devilishly hard thing to explain.The Seen and the Unseen
October 18, 2012
Memory plays its own tricks, and comparing sentiment across the years is devilishly difficult.Why Europe Won’t Implode
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Every week has brought a new, devilishly tricky issue: fiscal stimulus, bank recapitalization, toxic mortgage securities.Stop Crucifying Tim Geithner
March 9, 2009
I'm in a devilishly unpleasant position, and can hang here but a minute.The Inn at the Red Oak
Because that had been wicked and devilishly false, the Dean's folly was not the less.Is He Popenjoy?</p>
Whichever way you look at it the future is devilishly unpleasant.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
And his mind was devilishly clever enough to captivate my fancy.Possessed
He has supernatural power, that is, devilishly supernatural.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
S. D. Gordon
- of, resembling, or befitting a devil; diabolic; fiendish
- (intensifier)devilish good food; this devilish heat
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Word Origin and History for devilishly
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