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deviltry

[dev-uh l-tree] /ˈdɛv əl tri/
noun, plural deviltries.
1.
reckless or unrestrained mischievous behavior.
2.
extreme or utter wickedness.
3.
an act or instance of mischievous or wicked behavior.
4.
diabolic magic or art.
Also, devilry.
Origin of deviltry
1780-1790
1780-90; variant of devilry
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