devilment devilment

Definition(s):

  • (n) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Usage(s):

  1. No weird twins up to supernatural devilment here, nosir, and no mythical human sacrifices either.
  2. Issues aside, one of Richard Nixon's most insistent problems remains the old devilment of his personal image.
  3. For Maine, the devilment is in those kinds of details.

Quotes

  1. Paul Keating says he'll always remember Button's "penchant for devilment, for the zany and the unpredictable" and "the fun in being around such a quixotic character".
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Paul Keating Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "This is a big stage, they (have some very good players and we found them in good form so it was a tough ask for us," said West Ham manager Alan Pardew. "Sometimes you have to have a little bit of devilment in your game. I thought we lacked...
    on Mar 30, 2006 By: Alan Pardew Source: Cape Argus (subscription)

  3. "We were terrific in the first half," said Wolves manager Mick McCarthy. "That was as good as we have played and we should have been home and hosed. We had enough good opportunities and either didn't have the final pass or the devilment to...
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Mick McCarthy Source: ITV.com

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