devilishly devilishly  /ˈdɛ və lɪʃ li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) as a devil; in an evil manner
  2. (adv) in a playfully devilish manner
  3. (adv) (used as intensives) extremely

Usage(s):

  1. Once in the ground, landmines are devilishly hard to get rid of, and efforts to remove the estimated 100 million buried around the world have prompted many an outlandish innovation.
  2. The findings underscore how rapidly HIV can adapt to its surroundings, making it devilishly difficult to develop effective vaccines.
  3. The first is a ghostly purple ball with a devilishly cute smile, horns to match and a crocodile spine.

News

  1. Chief Keef Drops Two Tracks: Hear Woozy 'Round Da Rosey' and Career Throwback 'Loud'

    Chicago teen rapper Chief Keef, for better or worse, doesn't care what people think of him. This year, for instance, he put out the devilishly catchy song "Macaroni Time...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Best Bets

    Film New This Week: This Is the End (*** out of four stars) James Franco is throwing a housewarming, and Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and a swarm of real-life celebs are partying hearty when something like the apocalypse rains down on them. A devilishly demented, psychoactive screwball comedy in which dozens of coddled celebs meet their maker. R (profanity, nudity, sex, violence, adult ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Tiger Woods Equals Worst-Ever Round As A Pro In Third Round Of U.S. Open

    Tigers Woods is10 strokes behind third-round leader Phil Mickelson, the only player under par at the short but devilishly tough Merion Golf Club.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS New York

Quotes

  1. "The issue of population management has been devilishly complex and we would like to think that we have come up with a framework that is acceptable to the majority of South Africans," said Van Schalkwyk.
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Marthinus van Schalkwyk Source: Africasia

  2. "The Pound box was a devilishly clever way of measuring that subtle absorption of radio waves," said Paul Horowitz, a professor of physics and of electrical engineering at Harvard, and a former student of Professor Pound. "His electronics...
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: Paul Horowitz Source: New York Times

  3. In a letter written shortly before the premiere, Prokofiev complained that the part he had written for himself was "devilishly difficult...... I'm practicing hard three hours a day."
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Sergei Prokofiev Source: HULIQ (press release)

Word of the Day
ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /