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devil

devil - Dictionary definition and meaning for word devil

Definition
(noun) (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
Definition
(noun) an evil supernatural being
Synonyms : daemon , daimon , demon , fiend

Definition
(noun) a word used in exclamations of confusion
Synonyms : deuce , dickens
Example Sentence
  • what the devil
  • the deuce with it
  • the dickens you say

Definition
(noun) a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
Synonyms : heller , hellion
Example Sentence
  • he chased the young hellions out of his yard

Definition
(noun) a cruel wicked and inhuman person
Synonyms : demon , fiend , monster , ogre

Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Synonyms : annoy , bother , chafe , get at , get to , gravel , irritate , nark , nettle , rag , rile , vex
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Definition
(verb) coat or stuff with a spicy paste
Example Sentence
  • devilled eggs

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