deviltry

[ dev-uhl-tree ]
/ ˈdɛv əl tri /

noun, plural dev·il·tries.

reckless or unrestrained mischievous behavior.
extreme or utter wickedness.
an act or instance of mischievous or wicked behavior.
diabolic magic or art.

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Origin of deviltry

First recorded in 1780–90; variant of devilry
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