devilish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “devilish” in the English Dictionary

"devilish" in British English

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devilishadjective

uk   us   /ˈdev.əl.ɪʃ/

devilish adjective (BAD)

evil or ​morallybad: a devilish ​plot morallybad but in an ​attractive way: a devilish ​grin

devilish adjective (COMPLEX)

extremelydifficult or ​clever : devilish ​cunning
(Definition of devilish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"devilish" in American English

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devilishadjective

 us   /ˈdev·ə·lɪʃ/
slightlybad, but sometimes in an ​amusing way: a devilish ​grin Devilish can also ​meanextremelydifficult: a devilish ​problem
(Definition of devilish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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