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devil

dev·il

devil

 
 
pronunciation:
de vl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
devil of a, raise the devil
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) in Christian theology, the chief spirit of evil, master of Hell, and enemy of God; Satan (prec. by the).
She prayed that her soul would not go to the Devil for the sin that she had committed.
synonyms:
Archfiend, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Old Nick, Prince of Darkness, Satan
similar words:
archenemy
definition 2: any evil demon, esp. a subordinate of Satan.
The invaders came like the devils from hell.
synonyms:
demon, fiend, ghoul, succubus
antonyms:
angel
similar words:
incubus, jinn
definition 3: an evil-intentioned or wicked person; malefactor.
That devil should be put in prison for life.
synonyms:
evildoer, knave, malefactor, villain, wrongdoer
antonyms:
angel
similar words:
criminal, demon, scoundrel
definition 4: an especially mischievous, clever, or energetic person.
He is reputed to be a devil with the ladies.
synonyms:
rascal, rogue
similar words:
caution, mischief-maker, scamp, terror
definition 5: a person who has experienced good or bad luck.
He's a lucky devil to have such a wonderful wife.You have to pity those poor devils out there in the trenches.
definition 6: a printer's apprentice.
similar words:
apprentice, printer
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phrase: devil of a
phrase: raise the devil
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deviled, deviling, devils
definition 1: to annoy, pester, or tease.
The other children deviled him about his thick glasses.
synonyms:
annoy, bedevil, pester, tease, torment
similar words:
bother, bug, harass, hound, irritate, molest, plague, vex
definition 2: to prepare (food such as eggs or ham) by chopping finely and adding spicy seasoning.
similar words:
curry, spice
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