AskDefine | Define deviltry

Dictionary Definition

deviltry

Noun

1 wicked and cruel behavior [syn: devilry]
2 reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others [syn: mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan]

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English

Etymology

Variant spelling of devilry, influenced by gallantry.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈdɛv.əl.tri/ /"dEv.@l.tri/

Noun

Translations

devilry
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