devilish

[dev-uh-lish, dev-lish]
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish.
2.
extreme; very great: a devilish mess.
adverb
3.
excessively; extremely: He's devilish proud.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See devil, -ish1

devilishly, adverb
devilishness, noun
superdevilish, adjective
superdevilishly, adverb
superdevilishness, noun
undevilish, adjective


1. satanic, demoniac, infernal.
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devilish (ˈdɛvəlɪʃ, ˈdɛvlɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  of, resembling, or befitting a devil; diabolic; fiendish
 
adv, —adj
2.  (intensifier): devilish good food; this devilish heat
 
'devilishly
 
adv
 
'devilishness
 
n

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devilish
late 15c., from devil + -ish.
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Example sentences
It is a devilish problem because there are such deep incompatibilities between
  innovation and efficiency.
It is at once a professional looking laptop bag but with a remarkable devilish
  style.
The fearsome skull is short, deep and topped by two devilish horns.
He is an amazing piano player, and his songs are a combination of devilish
  music and even more diabolic lyrics.
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