(adjective, adverb)


1. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

- devilish schemes

Similar word(s): evil, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelean, mephistophelian

2. playful in an appealingly bold way

Similar word(s): playful, rascally, roguish

Sentences with devilish as an adjective:

- A devilish grin.

- A devilish effort yielded a devilish success.


1. in a playfully devilish manner

- the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever

Similar word(s): devilishly