[doo-sid-lee, dyoo-]

adverb Chiefly British.

devilishly; damnably.

Origin of deucedly

First recorded in 1810–20; deuced + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deucedly

Historical Examples of deucedly

  • It's deucedly clever; you have shut up their mouths this time!'

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Deucedly tired she must have been—and all that kind of thing.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • Deucedly bad, my boy,” he answered, with a heart-breaking smile.

    Ten Tales

    Franois Coppe

  • You're deucedly suspicious and sensitive—far more so than I was with you.

    A Pessimist

    Robert Timsol

  • "At his age I should certainly have been most deucedly in love with the lady," said the Earl.


    S. R. Crockett