- (theology) A creature of hell.
- (theology) (the devil or the Devil) The chief devil; Satan.
- The bad part of the conscience; the opposite to the angel.
verb (devils, deviling or devilling, deviled or devilled)
- The in me wants to let him suffer.
- A wicked or naughty person, or one who harbors reckless, spirited energy, especially in a mischievous way; usually said of a young child.
- Those two kids can really be little devils when they get into a toy store.
- A thing that is awkward or difficult to understand or do.
- That mathematics problem is quite a .
- (context, euphemistically, with an article, as an intensifier) Hell.
- What in the is that?
- She is having a of a time fixing it.
- He"ll have a of a fate if he doesn"t get it done on time.
- You can go to the for all I care.
- A person, especially a man; used to express a particular opinion of him, usually in the phrases poor devil and lucky devil.
- A dust devil.
- (context, Christian Science) An evil or erroneous entity.
Etymology: deofol, dÄofol, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "accuser, slanderer", "Satan" (in Jewish/Christian usage, translating Biblical Hebrew ), from (polytonic, ) "to slander", literally "to throw across", from (polytonic, ) "through, across" + (polytonic, ) "throw". The Old English word was probably adopted under influence of Latin diabolus (itself from the Greek). Other Germanic languages adopted the word independently: compare Dutch duivel, German Teufel, Swedish djefvul.
- To annoy or bother; to bedevil.
- To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.
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