Definition of Devilry

1. Noun. Wicked and cruel behavior.

Exact synonyms: Deviltry
Generic synonyms: Evil, Immorality, Iniquity, Wickedness



2. Noun. Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.

Definition of Devilry

1. n. Conduct suitable to the devil; extreme wickedness; deviltry.

Definition of Devilry

1. Noun. mischief. ¹

2. Noun. wickedness, cruelty. ¹

3. Noun. an action performed with the help of a devil; witchcraft. ¹

4. Noun. An act of such mischief, wickedness, cruelty, or witchcraft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devilry

1. deviltry [n -RIES] - See also: deviltry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devilry

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devilized
devilizes
devilizing
devilkin
devilkins
devilled
devilled sausages
devilless
devillike
devilline
devilling
devilment
devilments
devilries
devilry (current term)
devils
devilship
deviltries
deviltry
devilwood
devilwoods
deviometer
devious
deviously
deviousness
deviousnesses
devirgination
devirginations
devisable

Literary usage of Devilry

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... modified by Wilson and Lockhart, and who himself declared that «the young lions in Edinboro' interlarded it with a good deal of devilry of their own. ..."

2. Things as They are: Mission Work in Southern India by Amy Carmichael (1903)
"... CHAPTER XXI Deified devilry " Next to the sacrifice rs, they (the temple women) are the most important persons about the temple. ..."

3. Catalogue of the Library of the Boston Athenaeum by Boston Athenaeum, Charles Ammi Cutter (1882)
"Vikram and the vampire; or, Tales of Hindu devilry; by RF Burton. London, 1870. 16°. — Same. (In Fräser*! mag., v. 77-78. ..."

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