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devil

noun uk   /ˈdev.əl/ us  

devil noun (EVIL BEING)

B2 [C] an evil being, often represented in human form but with a tail and hornsthe devil [S] ( often the Devil) a powerful evil force and the enemy of God in Christianity and Judaism
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devil noun (PERSON)

C2 [C] informal someone, especially a child, who behaves badly: Those little/young devils broke my window. [C] informal humorous a person who enjoys doing things people might disapprove of: "I'm going to wear a short black skirt and thigh-length boots." "Ooh, you devil!" Have another slice of cake - go on, be a devil! [C] informal used with an adjective to describe someone and express your opinion about something that has happened to them: I hear you've got a new car, you lucky devil! He's been ill for weeks, poor devil.
Translations of “devil”
in Korean 악령…
in Arabic شَرّير…
in French diable, démon, diablesse…
in Turkish iblis, kötü ruh, kötü adam…
in Italian demonio, diavolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魔鬼, 魔鬼,惡魔,妖魔…
in Russian злой дух, дьявол во плоти…
in Polish diabeł…
in Spanish demonio, diablo, pobre diablo…
in Portuguese demônio…
in German der Teufel…
in Catalan dimoni…
in Japanese 悪霊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 魔鬼, 魔鬼,恶魔,妖魔…
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