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Definition 1: in a playfully devilish manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where devilish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever

Synonyms for devilish in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where devilish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • devilish schemes
  • the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen
  • the diabolical expression on his face
  • a mephistophelian glint in his eye

Synonyms for devilish in the sense of this definition

(devilish is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 3: playful in an appealingly bold way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where devilish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a roguish grin

Synonyms for devilish in the sense of this definition

(devilish is similar to ...) full of fun and high spirits

"playful children just let loose from school"

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