Synonyms of devilry in English:

devilry


See definition of devilry

noun

1‘some devilry was afoot’

SYNONYMS

wickedness, evil, evil-doing, evilness, sin, sinfulness, iniquity, iniquitousness, vileness, foulness, baseness, badness, wrong, wrongdoing, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, roguery, villainy, rascality, delinquency, viciousness, devilishness, fiendishness, heinousness

informal crookedness, shadiness

malfeasance

archaic knavery

2‘a perverse sense of devilry urged her to lead him on’

SYNONYMS

mischief, naughtiness, badness, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, mischievousness, troublemaking, misconduct, misdemeanour, perversity, disobedience, pranks, impishness, tricks, larks, capers, nonsense, roguery, rascality, devilment, funny business

diablerie

informal monkey tricks, monkey business, shenanigans, goings-on, hanky-panky

British informal carry-on, carryings-on, jiggery-pokery

3‘they dabbled in devilry’

SYNONYMS

black magic, sorcery, magic, witchcraft, wizardry, necromancy, enchantment, spellworking, incantation, the supernatural, occultism, the occult, the black arts, divination, malediction, voodoo, hoodoo, sympathetic magic, witching, witchery

charms, hexes, spells, jinxes

North American mojo, orenda

NZ makutu

South African informal muti

rare sortilege, thaumaturgy, theurgy