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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
devil (noun)
1.
often capitalized the personal supreme spirit of evil often represented in Jewish and Christian belief as the tempter of humankind, the leader of all apostate angels, and the ruler of hell - usually used with the often used as an interjection, an intensive, or a generalized term of abuse what the devil is this? the devil you say!
2.
an evil spirit - demon
3.
a) an extremely wicked person - fiend
b) archaic a great evil
4.
a person of notable energy, recklessness, and dashing spirit , also one who is mischievous - those kids are little devils today
5.
- fellow usually used in the phrases poor devil, lucky devil
6.
a) something very trying or provoking - having a devil of a time with this problem
b) severe criticism or rebuke - hell used with the I'll probably catch the devil for this
c) the difficult, deceptive, or problematic part of something - the devil is in the details
7.
- dust devil
8.
Christian Science the opposite of Truth a belief in sin, sickness, and death - evil error
devil (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to season highly - deviled eggs
2.
- tease annoy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
devil (noun)
the supreme personification of evil often represented as the ruler of hell
SYNONIMS:
archfiend, Beelzebub, fiend, Lucifer, Old Nick, Satan, serpent
RELATED WORDS:
deuce, dickens; Mephistopheles
devil (noun)
2.
an evil spirit
SYNONIMS:
cacodemon, devil, fiend, ghost, ghoul, ghoulie, imp, shaitan
RELATED WORDS:
hag [], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet ( afrit), genie, jinni ( jinn djinni djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey ( bogie bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm ( fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter ( spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie ( faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie ( pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogre
NEAR ANTONYMS:
angel
devil (noun)
3.
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
devil (noun)
4.
an appealingly mischievous person
SYNONIMS:
devil, hellion, imp, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchin
RELATED WORDS:
cutup, larker, madcap, skylarker; ragamuffin; brat, disrupter, misbehaver, nuisance; juvenile delinquent; gamin, gamine
NEAR ANTONYMS:
beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, joker, louse, lout, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker; knave, miscreant, reprobate, scalawag ( scallywag), scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, villain
devil (noun)
5.
a mean, evil, or unprincipled person
SYNONIMS:
baddie ( baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie ( meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag ( scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretch
RELATED WORDS:
villainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trash
NEAR ANTONYMS:
angel, innocent, saint; hero
devil (noun)
6.
a person who seeks out very dangerous or foolhardy adventures with no apparent fear
SYNONIMS:
devil, madcap, madman
RELATED WORDS:
berserk ( berserker), cowboy, hotdog, showboat
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