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Definition of "deviltry" [dev•il•try]

  • Reckless mischief. (noun)
  • Extreme cruelty; wickedness. (noun)
  • Evil magic; witchcraft. (noun)
  • An act of mischief, cruelty, or witchcraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deviltry" in a sentence
  • "Further south, in the area north of the Aisne river, west of Laon, probably the worst example of this German deviltry is to be found."
  • "If this kind of deviltry works, we can expect local Democrat district attorneys to routinely indict any Republican who is successfully turning out the electorate for the Republican Party."
  • "He's in here, trying to make up his mind what kind of deviltry to get into next."