devilish

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛvəlɪʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛvəlɪʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(devə lish, devlish)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dev•il•ish /ˈdɛvəlɪʃ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of, like, or befitting the devil:a devilish grin.
  2. difficult;
    bad;
    terrible:had a devilish time bathing the dog.
dev•il•ish•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dev•il•ish  (devə lish, devlish),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of, like, or befitting a devil;
    diabolical;
    fiendish.
  2. extreme;
    very great:a devilish mess.

adv. 
  1. excessively;
    extremely:He's devilish proud.
devil•ish•ly, adv. 
devil•ish•ness, n. 
  • late Middle English. See devil, -ish1 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . satanic, demoniac, infernal.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
devilish /ˈdɛvəlɪʃ; ˈdɛvlɪʃ/ adj
  1. of, resembling, or befitting a devil; diabolic; fiendish
adv , adj informal
  1. (intensifier): devilish good food, this devilish heat

ˈdevilishly adv ˈdevilishness n
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