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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dev·il·ish /ˈdɛvḷɪʃ, ˈdɛvlɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dev·il·ish, a.
 1. Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme. Devilish wickedness.”
    This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.   --James iii. 15.
 2. Extreme; excessive. [Colloq.]
 Syn: -- Diabolical; infernal; hellish; satanic; wicked; malicious; detestable; destructive.
 -- Dev*il*ish*ly, adv. -- Dev*il*ish*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a
             devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and
             diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical
             expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in
             his eye" [syn: diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian,
      2: playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin" [syn: rascally,
      adv : in a playfully devilish manner; "the socialists are further
            handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not
            only wicked but also devilishly clever" [syn: devilishly]