devilry :

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  • n  wicked and cruel behavior
  • n  reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

  • All the fiendish devilry in the gangs was said to emanate from her.
  • Even in the midst of the devilry, some of the soldiers knew their behavior was wrong.
  • A small friend from down the street joined the sandy-haired boys, and the three quickly conjured up some devilry.
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  • S.C. Republicans, lesbians, and the infantilization of young adults
    Fuck Harry Potter. There, I said it. Fuck Harry Potter and all of his wand-waving friends. Because of him America is under a dastardly spell, and it's one that's every bit as nasty as a cruciatus curse. It's a horribly nasty bit of devilry that has somehow convinced us that it's OK for young adults to read books written for pre-teens. more…
    April 14, 2014 - Charleston City Paper

  • Paul Gross in
    For my money I think it's a completely insane way to go,said Gross. "Because a show like that has a brand. People come to view it with certain expectations and when there isn't any devilry and there's very little witchcraft. And so, I'm...
  • Enoch Powell in
    The sheer devilry of this,Powell concluded, "verged upon the disgusting."

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