devil

The Correct spelling is: devil

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  • n.
    1. often Devil In many religions, the major personified spirit of evil, ruler of Hell, and foe of God. Used with the.
    2. A subordinate evil spirit; a demon.
    3. A wicked or malevolent person.
    4. A person: a handsome devil; the poor devil.
    5. An energetic, mischievous, daring, or clever person.
    6. Printing. A printer's devil.
    7. A device or machine, especially one having teeth or spikes and used for tearing.
    8. An outstanding example, especially of something difficult or bad: has a devil of a temper.
    9. A severe reprimand or expression of anger: gave me the devil for cutting class.
    10. Informal. Used as an intensive: Who the devil do you think you are?
    tr.v., -iled or -illed, -il·ing or -il·ling, -ils or -ils.
    1. To season (food) heavily.
    2. To annoy, torment, or harass.
    3. To tear up (cloth or rags) in a toothed machine.
    idioms:

    between the devil and the deep blue sea

    1. Between two equally unacceptable choices.
    full of the devil
    1. Very energetic, mischievous, daring, or clever.
    give the devil his due
    1. To give credit to a disagreeable or malevolent person.
    go to the devil
    1. To be unsuccessful; fail.
    2. To become depraved.
    3. Used in the imperative to express anger or impatience.
    play the devil with
    1. To upset or ruin.
    the devil take the hindmost
    1. Let each person follow self-interest, leaving others to fare as they may.
    the devil to pay
    1. Trouble to be faced as a result of an action: There'll be the devil to pay if you allow the piglets inside the house.

    [Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol, from Latin diabolus, from Late Greek diabolos, from Greek, slanderer, from diaballein, to slander : dia-, dia- + ballein, to hurl.]


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