Synonyms of devilry in English:


See definition of devilry


1‘some devilry was afoot’


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


archaic knavery

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


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


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

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

3‘they dabbled in devilry’


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