- dev·il·ish·ly, adverb
- dev·il·ish·ness, noun
- su·per·dev·il·ish, adjective
- su·per·dev·il·ish·ly, adverb
- su·per·dev·il·ish·ness, noun
- un·dev·il·ish, adjective
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How to use devilish in a sentence
Alas, the celebration surrounding that honor is short-lived, since Teela is soon called to duty to help protect Castle Grayskull from Skeletor, here voiced by Mark Hamill with a devilish rasp that recalls his legendary vocal performance as the Joker.By the Power of Grayskull, ‘He-Man’ Is Back—Beefier and Better Than Ever | Nick Schager | July 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Whichever of those theories are valid, I suspect there’s a uniting factor behind all of them—and she’s got a short, cropped haircut and a devilish smile.The Devil Works Hard, But Kris Jenner Always Worked Harder | Kevin Fallon | June 11, 2021 | The Daily Beast
It means we have to make devilish choices about when to preserve institutions and when to weaken institutions that turn against democracy.Justice Breyer’s new warning for Democrats couldn’t have come at a worse time | Ian Millhiser | May 29, 2021 | Vox
Although he wasn’t specifically talking about sugar, such a devilish source is only fitting when talking sweet, sweet sucrose.
Proposals have nuanced, devilish details that can be highlighted or picked apart.The complex bipartisanship driving the coronavirus relief bill | Philip Bump | March 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Use him as the poster child for a nasty, devilish lobbying group being the de facto fourth branch of government.
As she disappears down the hill, Grace shoots Mormello a devilish grin: “What does she have?”
Depending on whether you use a Greek, Hebrew, or English number scheme, a lot of different names add up to the devilish number.
The course teaches that devilish influence in the world is of two basic types.
But unfortunately for us, the devilish Mr. Hyde was in charge in that case.Dr. Antonin and Mr. Scalia, or, a Justice Divided Against Himself | Dean Obeidallah | July 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If ever a pretty woman's smile was devilish, Lucy Warrender's was, as she insisted on this partnership in her guilt.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
"My men and I have a devilish importunate creditor," said he, slapping his stomach.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
By the God above us, if I thought this was any of your devilish machinations, I would strike you to the earth!Julian Home | Dean Frederic W. Farrar
The pamphlets have been distributed with devilish ingenuity amongst all national operatives, the army and the navy.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
Then again, once the dusk filled the glade my impassive victim would become alert and up to some of his devilish tricks.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
British Dictionary definitions for devilish
of, resembling, or befitting a devil; diabolic; fiendish
(intensifier): devilish good food; this devilish heat
- devilishly, adverb
- devilishness, noun
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