Synonyms of devil in English:


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See UK English definition of devil

See Spanish definition of diablo


1‘they perform the ritual of driving out the devils from their bodies’

evil spirit, demon, fiend, imp, bogie, ghost, spectre
informal spook
archaic bugbear
rare cacodemon

2‘look what the cruel devil has done to me’

brute, beast, monster, savage, demon, fiend
villain, sadist, barbarian, terror, ogre
informal pig
Scottish informal radge
derogatory bastard, dog, dirty dog
derogatory, informal swine
vulgar slang shit

3‘he is four and a naughty little devil’

rascal, rogue, imp, demon, fiend, monkey, wretch, scamp, mischief-maker, troublemaker, badly behaved child
informal mischief, monster, horror, holy terror
British informal perisher
Irish informal spalpeen
Northern English informal tyke, scally
North American informal varmint, hellion
archaic scapegrace, rapscallion, jackanapes

4‘the poor devils looked as though they could do with some refreshment’

wretch, unfortunate, creature, soul, person, fellow
informal thing, beggar, bastard
British vulgar slang sod, bugger