1. [ adverb ] in a playfully devilish manner
Synonyms: devilish

"the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever"

Related terms: devilish devilish
2. [ adverb ] as a devil; in an evil manner
Synonyms: fiendishly diabolically

"his writing could be diabolically satiric"

Related terms: devilish demonic demonic demonic devilish
3. [ adverb ] (used as intensives) extremely
Synonyms: insanely deadly deucedly madly

"she was madly in love" "deadly dull" "deadly earnest" "deucedly clever" "insanely jealous"

Related terms: intensifier
Similar spelling:   devilish