Definition of Deviltry

1. Noun. Wicked and cruel behavior.

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



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

Definition of Deviltry

1. n. Diabolical conduct; malignant mischief; devilry.

Definition of Deviltry

1. Noun. devilry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deviltry

1. mischief [n -TRIES] - See also: mischief

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deviltry

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devilkins
devilled
devilled sausages
devilless
devillike
devilline
devilling
devilment
devilments
devilries
devilry
devils
devilship
deviltries
deviltry (current term)
devilwood
devilwoods
deviometer
devious
deviously
deviousness
deviousnesses
devirgination
devirginations
devisable
devisal
devisals
devise
devised

Literary usage of Deviltry

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1842 The execrable influence of State pride,—State deviltry in with the bark ... 1888 Whenever any deviltry was committed at night, the doer of the deed was ..."

2. The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper (1840)
"Courage, all! we are men, and must meet deviltry as becomes our colour, and our callings. Ah! I never knew good come of boasting; and here, ..."

3. Frenzied Finance by Thomas William Lawson (1905)
"CHAPTER XXVI deviltry AFOOT THURSDAY, May 4, 1899, dawned as fair a spring morning as ever set off sacrificial rite or triumphal jubilee—a day of buoyant, ..."

4. Frenzied Finance by Thomas William Lawson (1905)
"CHAPTER XXVI deviltry AFOOT THURSDAY, May 4, 1899, dawned as fair a spring morning as ever set off sacrificial rite or triumphal jubilee—a day of buoyant, ..."

5. Adventures in Swaziland: The Story of a South African Boer by Owen Rowe O'Neil (1921)
"... still planning deviltry—Death of Klaas, our jockey—Father sends me away to get an education. AS soon as we reached Rietvlei my father and ..."

6. Protection Against Fires: And the Best Means of Putting Out Fires in Cities by Joseph W. Bird (1873)
"... FOK deviltry. This dreadful crime, which was unknown in this country until the introduction of " suction engines," as they were called, about 1830, ..."

7. The Works of Orestes A. Brownson by Orestes Augustus Brownson, Henry Francis Brownson (1884)
"SHEER deviltry. A FEW days after this last conversation, I was visited by Judge Preston, whom I had slightly known in former years, —a man of very ..."

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