Synonyms of devilry in English:


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See Spanish definition of brujería


1‘some devilry was afoot’

wickedness, evil, evil-doing, evilness, sin, sinfulness, iniquity, iniquitousness, vileness, foulness, baseness, badness, wrong, wrongdoing, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, roguery, villainy, rascality, delinquency, viciousness, devilishness, fiendishness, heinousness
informal crookedness, shadiness
archaic knavery

2‘some spirit of devilry made me go on teasing her’

mischief, naughtiness, badness, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, mischievousness, troublemaking, misconduct, misdemeanour, perversity, disobedience, pranks, impishness, tricks, larks, capers, nonsense, roguery, rascality, devilment, funny business
informal monkey business, shenanigans, goings-on, hanky-panky
British informal carry-on, carryings-on, jiggery-pokery, monkey tricks

3‘they dabbled in devilry’

black magic, sorcery, magic, witchcraft, wizardry, necromancy, enchantment, spellworking, incantation, the supernatural, occultism, the occult, the black arts, divination, malediction, voodoo, hoodoo, sympathetic magic, witching, witchery
charms, hexes, spells, jinxes
North American mojo, orenda
New Zealand makutu
South African informal muti
rare sortilege, thaumaturgy, theurgy