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Dictionary definition for: Devil

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

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

4. (v) coat or stuff with a spicy paste; "devilled eggs"

5. (n) a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil" "the deuce with it" "the dickens you say"

6. (n) a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man) "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"

7. (n) a cruel wicked and inhuman person

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