adverb old-fashioned (+ adj/adv) a word meaning very, used to show annoyance: The collector was a devilishly hard fellow to talk to.

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  • devilishly — adv. Devilishly is used with these verbs: ↑grin …   Collocations dictionary

  • devilishly — dev|il|ish|ly [ˈdevəlıʃli] adv [+ adjective/adverb] old fashioned very used to show that you think something is annoying or bad ▪ a devilishly difficult task …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • devilishly — devilish ► ADJECTIVE 1) like a devil in evil and cruelty. 2) mischievous. 3) very difficult to deal with. ► ADVERB informal, dated ▪ very; extremely: a devilish clever chap. DERIVATIVES devilishly adverb devilishness …   English terms dictionary

  • devilishly — adverb 1. as a devil; in an evil manner his writing could be diabolically satiric • Syn: ↑diabolically, ↑fiendishly • Derived from adjective: ↑fiendish (for: ↑fiendishly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Devilishly — Devilish Dev il*ish, a. 1. Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme. Devilish wickedness. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devilishly — adverb see devilish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • devilishly — See devilish. * * * …   Universalium

  • devilishly — adverb In a devilish manner …   Wiktionary

  • devilishly — adv. diabolically, demonically; wickedly, fiendishly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • devilishly — dev·il·ish·ly …   English syllables

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