Definition of devil-like in US English:

devil-like

adjective

  • Like the Devil or a devil; devilish, diabolical.

adverb

  • In the manner of the Devil or a devil; devilishly, diabolically.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Hary (c1440–c1492), poet. From devil + -like.

Pronunciation

devil-like

/ˈdɛvllʌɪk/