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devilish

[ dev-uh-lish, dev-lish ]
/ ˈdɛv ə lɪʃ, ˈdɛv lɪʃ /
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adjective

of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish.
extreme; very great: a devilish mess.

adverb

excessively; extremely: He's devilish proud.

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Origin of devilish

1400–50; late Middle English. See devil, -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for devilish

devilish
/ (ˈdɛvəlɪʃ, ˈdɛvlɪʃ) /

adjective

of, resembling, or befitting a devil; diabolic; fiendish

adverb, adjective informal

(intensifier)devilish good food; this devilish heat

Derived forms of devilish

devilishly, adverbdevilishness, noun
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