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dev·il·ish / ˈdevəlish/ • adj. of, like, or appropriate to a devil in evil and cruelty: devilish tortures. ∎  mischievous and rakish: a wide, devilish grin. ∎  very difficult to deal with or use: it turned out to be a devilish job. • adv. inf., dated very; extremely: a devilish clever chap. DERIVATIVES: dev·il·ish·ness n.

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