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Devil vs. Deviling

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Devilnoun

(theology) An evil creature.

Devilingnoun

(obsolete) A young devil.

Devilnoun

(the devil or the Devil) The chief devil; Satan.

Devilingnoun

A young devil.

Devilnoun

The bad part of the conscience; the opposite to the angel.

‘The devil in me wants to let him suffer.’;

Devilnoun

A wicked or naughty person, or one who harbors reckless, spirited energy, especially in a mischievous way; usually said of a young child.

‘Those two kids are devils in a toy store.’;

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Devilnoun

A thing that is awkward or difficult to understand or do.

‘That math problem was a devil.’;

Devilnoun

Hell.

‘What in the devil is that? What the devil is that?’; ‘She is having a devil of a time fixing it.’; ‘You can go to the devil for all I care.’;

Devilnoun

A person, especially a man; used to express a particular opinion of him, usually in the phrases poor devil and lucky devil.

Devilnoun

A dust devil.

Devilnoun

An evil or erring entity.

Devilnoun

A barren, unproductive and unused area.

‘devil strip’;

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Devilnoun

(cookery) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.

Devilnoun

A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.

Devilnoun

A Tasmanian devil.

Devilnoun

An endurance event where riders who fall behind are periodically eliminated.

Devilverb

To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.

Devilverb

To annoy or bother; to bedevil.

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Devilverb

To work as a ‘devil’; to work for a lawyer or writer without fee or recognition.

Devilverb

To grill with cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.

Devilverb

To finely grind cooked ham or other meat with spices and condiments.

Devilverb

To prepare a sidedish of shelled halved boiled eggs to whose extracted yolks are added condiments and spices, which mixture then is placed into the halved whites to be served.

Devilnoun

The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind.

‘[Jesus] being forty days tempted of the devil.’; ‘That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.’;

Devilnoun

An evil spirit; a demon.

‘A dumb man possessed with a devil.’;

Devilnoun

A very wicked person; hence, any great evil.

‘Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?’;

Devilnoun

An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.

‘The devil a puritan that he is, . . . but a timepleaser.’; ‘The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare,But wonder how the devil they got there.’;

Devilnoun

A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.

‘Men and women busy in baking, broiling, roasting oysters, and preparing devils on the gridiron.’;

Devilnoun

A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.

Devilverb

To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.

Devilverb

To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.

‘A deviled leg of turkey.’;

Devilnoun

(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

Devilnoun

one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

Devilnoun

a word used in exclamations of confusion;

‘what the devil’; ‘the deuce with it’; ‘the dickens you say’;

Devilnoun

a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man);

‘he chased the young hellions out of his yard’;

Devilnoun

a cruel wicked and inhuman person

Devilverb

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

‘Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me’; ‘It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves’;

Devilverb

coat or stuff with a spicy paste;

‘devilled eggs’;

Devil

A devil is the personification of evil as it is conceived in various cultures and religious traditions. It is seen as the objectification of a hostile and destructive force.It is difficult to specify a particular definition of any complexity that will cover all of the traditions, beyond that it is a manifestation of evil.

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