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Synonyms for devilish

Synonyms for devilish

Synonyms for devilish

showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

playful in an appealingly bold way

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in a playfully devilish manner


References in classic literature ?
I always said there was something devilish in that woman's scowl
You're a devilish amiable-looking fellow, Copperfield.
Thus BEELZEBUB Pleaded his devilish Counsel, first devis'd By SATAN, and in part propos'd: for whence, But from the Author of all ill could Spring So deep a malice, to confound the race Of mankind in one root, and Earth with Hell To mingle and involve, done all to spite The great Creatour?
But what he had seen at Perros, what he had heard behind the dressing-room door, his conversation with Christine at the edge of the moor made him suspect some machination which, devilish though it might be, was none the less human.
The friars drew rein and stood wondering at the appearance of Don Quixote as well as at his words, to which they replied, "Senor Caballero, we are not devilish or unnatural, but two brothers of St.
Yes, but I venture to remind you that we must be devilish economical.
But how cast off all the superfluous, devilish burden of my outer man?
I venture to think that such a devilish revenge was never before planned and carried out.
I shall be afraid to leave you here with these devilish scoundrels.
A very nice arrangement," Da Souza drawled with a devilish smile.
Yes, my daughter Rosa, whom you have taken from me by your devilish magic.
opinions too--and that's a guinea's-worth, a devilish good guinea's-worth to a rich man like you
There came to them out of the fog--seemingly from a great distance-- the sound of a laugh, a low, deliberate, soulless laugh, which had no more of joy than that of a hyena night-prowling in the desert; a laugh that rose by slow gradation, louder and louder, clearer, more distinct and terrible, until it seemed barely outside the narrow circle of their vision; a laugh so unnatural, so unhuman, so devilish, that it filled those hardy man-hunters with a sense of dread unspeakable
and I speak out of later knowledge--Heaven forefend me from the most of the average run of male humans who are not good fellows, the ones cold of heart and cold of head who don't smoke, drink, or swear, or do much of anything else that is brase, and resentful, and stinging, because in their feeble fibres there has never been the stir and prod of life to well over its boundaries and be devilish and daring.
Well, to tell you the truth, I've thought of it often and often before; but he's such devilish good company, is Huntingdon, after all.