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Meaning & Definition of Devil in English

English

Devil

/dɛvəl/

noun

1. (judeo-christian and islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of god

  • Tempter of mankind
  • Master of hell
    synonym:
  • Satan
  • ,
  • Old Nick
  • ,
  • Devil
  • ,
  • Lucifer
  • ,
  • Beelzebub
  • ,
  • the Tempter
  • ,
  • Prince of Darkness

2. An evil supernatural being

    synonym:
  • devil
  • ,
  • fiend
  • ,
  • demon
  • ,
  • daemon
  • ,
  • daimon

3. A word used in exclamations of confusion

  • "What the devil"
  • "The deuce with it"
  • "The dickens you say"
    synonym:
  • devil
  • ,
  • deuce
  • ,
  • dickens

4. A rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)

  • "He chased the young hellions out of his yard"
    synonym:
  • hellion
  • ,
  • heller
  • ,
  • devil

5. A cruel wicked and inhuman person

    synonym:
  • monster
  • ,
  • fiend
  • ,
  • devil
  • ,
  • demon
  • ,
  • ogre

verb

1. Cause annoyance in

  • Disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"
  • "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
    synonym:
  • annoy
  • ,
  • rag
  • ,
  • get to
  • ,
  • bother
  • ,
  • get at
  • ,
  • irritate
  • ,
  • rile
  • ,
  • nark
  • ,
  • nettle
  • ,
  • gravel
  • ,
  • vex
  • ,
  • chafe
  • ,
  • devil

2. Coat or stuff with a spicy paste

  • "Devilled eggs"
    synonym:
  • devil

Examples of using

The devil is a squirrel.
The devil is a squirrel.
The more the devil has, the more he wants.