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.
adv 1: as a devil; in an evil manner; "his writing could be
diabolically satiric" [syn: diabolically, fiendishly]
2: in a playfully devilish manner; "the socialists are further
handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only
wicked but also devilishly clever" [syn: devilish]
3: (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love";
"deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever";
"insanely jealous" [syn: madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly]