devilishly, adv.devilishness, n.
/dev"euh lish, dev"lish/, adj.
1. of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish.
2. extreme; very great: a devilish mess.
3. excessively; extremely: He's devilish proud.
[1400-50; late ME. See DEVIL, -ISH1]
Syn. 1. satanic, demoniac, infernal.

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