Synonyms of devilish in English:


See definition of devilish


1‘he gave a wide, devilish grin’


diabolical, diabolic, fiendish, satanic, demonic, demoniac, demoniacal, Mephistophelian

hellish, infernal, Hadean

2‘what devilish torture had they dreamed up?’


wicked, evil, accursed, sinful, iniquitous, nefarious, vile, foul, abominable, unspeakable, loathsome, monstrous, atrocious, heinous, hideous, odious, horrible, horrifying, shocking, appalling, dreadful, awful, terrible, ghastly, abhorrent, despicable, damnable, villainous, shameful, depraved, perverted, ungodly, dark, black, black-hearted, immoral, amoral

vicious, cruel, savage, brutish, bestial, barbaric, barbarous

rare cacodemonic, egregious, flagitious, facinorous

3‘it turned out to be a devilish job’


difficult, tricky, ticklish, troublesome, thorny, awkward, problematic, problem, impossible, messy

informal a bitch of a, the devil of a, the very devil of a

archaic kittle