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


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

      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]