Meaning of devilishly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɛv(ə)lɪʃ(ə)li/

Translate devilishly into Spanish


  • 1In a devilish manner.

    ‘With an expression halfway between knowing and devilishly dirty, he stood upright, picked her up in his arms, and kissed her full on the mouth.’
    • ‘Sexual mischief was again on the menu with a delightful excerpt from Don Giovanni, as Ewan Taylor charmed devilishly as Mozart's willingly damned Lothario.’
    • ‘She then glanced back up at Alex and grinned devilishly, only this time it had no real effect on him.’
    • ‘He grinned devilishly, ‘But it's so damn fun to annoy you, Alex.’’
    • ‘Growing from the subsoil of peasant culture and shaped by folk religion, they are seraphic, as in Oleksy's devotional works and devilishly rebellious, as in Mucha's powerful carvings.’
    1. 1.1 informal as submodifier Very; extremely.
      • ‘their music is devilishly difficult’
      • ‘The second movement features a repeated-note motif that is devilishly difficult but that Livingston handles admirably.’
      • ‘These are devilishly difficult articles to write.’
      • ‘The thing about vastly involved prototypes of this kind is that once they are constructed it is devilishly difficult to dismantle them.’
      • ‘It has proven devilishly difficult to get fathers to take a larger role in child-rearing.’
      • ‘In fact, recording locales are devilishly difficult to determine.’
      • ‘But exactly where hippos sit on the artiodactyl family tree has proved devilishly difficult to discern.’
      • ‘But enforcement is devilishly difficult - and many tax lawyers are making things worse.’
      • ‘First is the patia, a devilishly hot sweet and sour concoction available with chicken or vegetables.’
      • ‘A full-bodied meal followed, and some of the more adventurous tykes in the party partook of what can only be described as a devilishly hot curry.’
      • ‘It's devilishly simple to participate in Porking Friends - read the five ads below, reproduced as they appeared in the paper.’
      • ‘The genius of Lee's film is that it too exploits the American minstrel heritage - the Sambo performances are devilishly powerful - but with a careful emphasis.’
      • ‘But the real surprise seller is ‘hot whiskey,’ a devilishly simple Irish favorite.’
      • ‘I'd be frightening were I not so devilishly adorable and totally un-Hand-That-Rocks-The-Cradle-like.’
      • ‘The fluffy chocolate bomb-shaped ice cream was devilishly lovely and the saraga liqueur gave it a real bang.’
      • ‘You'll need, for instance, to come to grips with the devilishly complicated Thai tonal system (even my ultra compact phrase book devotes several pages to it).’
      • ‘The cast are exemplary, Andreas Wilson in particular as the lead, and there's something devilishly satisfying about watching an upper-class toff wake up drenched in excrement.’
      • ‘If they must be compared to a mode of transport it should be thoroughbreds, fantastic in full flight but devilishly susceptible to injury, each muscle, ligament and tendon exposed to pressures that would break a lesser being.’
      • ‘For they did look devilishly far-flung, except for Visbec.’
      • ‘This is very rare, even if you're as devilishly handsome as Yours Truly, but magic when it does happen.’
      • ‘Trees can be devilishly clever, especially when they work in concert.’