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Definition of "devil" []

  • In many religions, the major personified spirit of evil, ruler of Hell, and foe of God. Used with the. (noun)
  • A subordinate evil spirit; a demon. (noun)
  • A wicked or malevolent person. (noun)
  • A person: a handsome devil; the poor devil. (noun)
  • An energetic, mischievous, daring, or clever person. (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 "devil" in a sentence
  • "I dont mind your damning and blasting, and what the devil and where the devil and who the devil—"
  • "Dere will be de devil of a row about dis ammunition -- oh! de _devil_ of a row!"
  • "_A Turkish proverb says, "The devil tempts the busy man, but the idle man tempts the devil_.""