Synonyms of devilry in English:

devilry


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See UK English definition of devilry

See Spanish definition of brujería

noun

1‘some devilry was afoot’

SYNONYMS
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
malfeasance
archaic knavery

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

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

3‘they dabbled in devilry’

SYNONYMS
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