Dev"il*ish, a.

1.

Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme.

"Devilish wickedness."

Sir P. Sidney.

This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. James iii. 15.

2.

Extreme; excessive.

[Colloq.]

Dryden.

Syn. -- Diabolical; infernal; hellish; satanic; wicked; malicious; detestable; destructive.

-- Dev"il*ish*ly, adv. -- Dev"il*ish*ness, n.

 

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