Definition for DEV'IL-ISH


  1. Partaking of the qualities of the devil; diabolical; very evil and mischievous; malicious; as, a devilish scheme; devilish wickedness. – Sidney.
  2. Having communication with the devil; pertaining to the devil. – Shak.
  3. Excessive; enormous; in a vulgar and ludicrous sense; as, a devilish cheat. – Addison.

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