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Noun: devil  de-vul
  1. An evil supernatural being
    - fiend, demon, daemon, daimon
  2. A word used in exclamations of confusion
    "what the devil";
    - deuce, dickens
  3. A rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
    "he chased the young devils out of his yard";
    - hellion [N. Amer], heller
  4. A cruel wicked and inhuman person
    - monster, fiend, demon, ogre
Verb: devil (devilled,devilling, or [US] deviled,deviling)  de-vul
  1. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really devils me";
    - annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at [informal], irritate, rile, nark [Brit, slang], nettle, gravel [US], vex, chafe, tick off [informal], roil [N. Amer]
  2. (cooking) coat or stuff with a spicy paste
Noun: Devil
  1. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    - Satan, Old Nick [informal], Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness, archfiend [literary]

Derived forms: devilled, devilling, deviled, deviling, devils

Type of: bad hat, cook, disagreeable person, displease, evil spirit, exclaiming, exclamation, fix [informal], make, mischief-maker, prepare, ready, spiritual being, supernatural being, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler, unpleasant person

Encyclopedia: Devil, flesh, and world