Translation of devilish in Spanish:

devilish

diabólico, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdɛv(ə)lɪʃ//ˈdɛv(ə)lɪʃ/

adjective

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    (fiendish)
    (plot/stroke/trick) diabólico
    • A devilish grin flickered across Lysje's face at the thought.
    • He branded Sony racist and devilish, and accused it of shamelessly exploiting black artists.
    • In Apostasia, against a grid of graffiti they glower within black silhouettes that give them a devilish quality.
    • The association of the fox with the devil through shared vices is carried forward to cumulate in the portrayal of the Jesuit as a devilish, vicious and cunning character.
    • Catherine Gill gives a stunning performance as the wickedly devilish sith that toys with Brian and manipulates his every move.
    • ‘That gives me a great idea,’ she said, with a devilish grin.
    • He branded them racist, devilish, and accused them of shamelessly exploiting black artists.
    • Northern Ireland and the Balkans demonstrate that the dark side of religion is truly devilish!
    • The makeup for the Djinn character is creepy and evil, like some devilish creature from an R-rated version of Star Wars.
    • She picks up a pillow, a devilish grin on her face.
    • A devilish grin appeared on Jason's lips as he remember how he had tricked her into tasting one of his father's home-grown peppers.
    • The forces of evil have produced a devilish tool whereby spam can be sent to thousands of Windows users in minutes, in the guise of system alerts.
    • Mirrors were used as ornamentation, but were believed to also blind and confuse devilish spirits, to protect their children from the evil eye.
    • It was a privilege to have known Jack - shy, unassuming but with a devilish sense of humour.
    • She lucked out here with a better cast, and Malkovich is clearly having too much fun playing the villainous, devilish aesthete Ripley.
    • It also kept the idea of evil as a devilish personal force prowling around ready to get into you.
    • He has a great sense of humour, and there is a devilish wit about him.
    • Then they give me a knowing grin, or a devilish wink.
    • The days are gone of National's tired old mantra of attacking unionists as if they were evil and devilish.
    • A figure clad in a black leather jacket called out from the next table chuckled and turned towards the two girls, revealing an devilish, cheeky grin.
    • At the same time, it sets up a clear formula, so that we can delight in the heroics of the good guys and the devilish mischief of our main man.
    • With a devilish grin, he points the water bottle at her.
    • Thanatos, the horrifying creature of death and decay, turned a devilish head towards the hero.
    • The apparent smile on my face, despite my weary state, spoke of signs of contentment, even a return to that mischievous and devilish state of mind.
    • It is an atmosphere of terror and bloodshed, a devilish scene of chaos, a barbaric game which is not governed by human discipline, rules and regulations of the sport.
    • He's got shocking red hair, a devilish grin, twinkling eyes and a cheeky appearance.
    • His face is now a cruel devilish beast's with huge fangs.
    • ‘Now that you're one short,’ Armando said with a devilish grin as he watched the car depart.
    • With a kind of devilish glee he devises for himself ever more terrible punishments, tortures, eviscerations.
    • Shelley and Stockbridge savour the devilish humour, yet bring out the inner sadness too, and their pacing of the all-important second scene is a joy too, the final cloud of cushion feathers dancing to the waves of applause.
    • For some strange reason, he grinned… a very devilish kind of smile.
    • Angie turned to see Maya standing there with a devilish grin.
    • The dastardly act which has caused so much pain and misery to the American people and indeed all peace lovers around the globe, was barbaric and devilish.
    • Her contract with Lucifer didn't force her to befriend those that were evil simply because they were devilish types.
    • She has a very cheeky, devilish grin and I wanted her to look like my friend Lauran - I don't know if I managed it but that's certainly who she's based on.
    • I can just imagine the devilish grin on Papa's face when he paid the man.
    • When I meet Scott at the Deauville Film Festival in France, it is as if he has just walked off the movie set - he has both Stifler's devilish grin and sense of humour.
    • Suddenly his confused face formed into a devilish grin.
    • And what is this Black Box, if not an epicentre of devilish debauchery.
    • What new devilish inventions are being worked on in that vast network that this nation has assiduously devoted to weapons of mass destruction for more than half a century?
  • 2British informal

    (extreme)
    infernal

adverb

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    endemoniadamente
    • Yorkshiremen can be devilish thrawn but they often get things right.
    • There seems to be a wild idea revolving around in the heart of government that we were part a devilish clever plot to blacken them.
    • Dundee's skills were evident as languid Sara turned the Aberdeen defence, Caballero played devilish deft passes and the diminutive white booted Novo proved a nagging menace.
    • They sure need them because it's devilish cold in winter on Thassos and the houses are structured accordingly, with small windows, vast fireplaces and slanting roofs to shrug off the snow.
    • Willetts does a noted comic turn reeling off the complexities of Gordon Brown's devilish clever schemes.