reckless or unrestrained mischievous behavior.
extreme or utter wickedness.
an act or instance of mischievous or wicked behavior.
diabolic magic or art.
- Also devilry.
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How to use deviltry in a sentence
She had looked so small and young; and who could know what deviltry lurked abroad that night?The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
Having permitted her to influence him so far, out of pure deviltry, he seemed determined to make her regret it.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
He characterized both the meta or medicine dances and the wabeno dances by a term which may be translated deviltry.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
She left shortly after you went, and she means some deviltry.Riders of the Silences | John Frederick
What of decency or what of deviltry lay behind the mask that Renwick had seen?The Secret Witness | George Gibbs