Antonym of devil

Antonym of devil DEFAULT


(Chiefly Mormonism) One of the literal sons of Elohim and Heavenly Mother; and a spirit-brother of Jesus/Jehovah.



(Gnosticism) An alternate name of the Demiurge.


A Semitic deity that was worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron and in later Christian and Biblical sources referred to as another name for the Devil



(Person, proper) In ancient Hebrew tradition, a place in the wilderness or an evil spirit in the desert to which a scapegoat is to be sent on the Day of Atonement


A crafty, powerful, sardonic person


The definition of a fiend is someone who obsesses over an activity or thing.

fallen angel

(Finance) A bond that has declined in value due to credit deterioration to become a junk bond.


A demon appearing in the biblical book of Tobit, considered in the Talmud to be the king of demons and depicted in later Jewish tradition as a mischievous sprite.

the Old One

evil spirit



A very large or powerful person or thing:


Belief in or worship of the Devil or devils


In the Septuagint Bible, the Greek translation of Sheol.


One who behaves recklessly or wildly.


A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause, religion, political party, friend, etc.


Someone or something regarded as the cause of a problem, difficulty, injustice, etc.


A female demon supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with a man while he sleeps.


(Myth.) Any deity or character known for trickery and mischief


A grotesque elfin creature of folklore, thought to work mischief or evil.


(Place, proper) The place of the dead; nether world: Job 26:6



Any of the highest order of angels, above the cherubim


(Mythology) A demonicdog of hell, typically of unnaturally large size, strength or speed, black fur, glowing eyes, and ghostly or phantom characteristics.


Material wealth regarded as having an evil influence.


(Often lowercase) A false deity or idol.


One who inspires horror or disgust:


Alternative form of Iblis.

supreme spirit of evil


A person or thing regarded as evil, cruel, etc.


Literally, a brilliant person who uses his abilities for negative or harmful ends; especially a criminalmastermind.


In Jewish folklore, the wandering soul of a dead person that enters the body of a living person and controls his or her behavior.

the common enemy


A mischievous person; a prankster.


To tease or taunt (someone).


To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)


(--- person) A night witch who menaces infants

the Deuce


Any of several similar animals


Damage, destruction, or injury caused by a specific person or thing:

god of this world


diabolical force


In fairy tales and folklore, a man-eating monster or giant


An inferior deity, such as a deified hero.


Rile is defined as to anger or annoy.


(Folklore) A person, esp. a woman, having supernatural power as by a compact with the devil or evil spirits


A guardian spirit; inspiring or inner spirit


An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.


One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed:


Having, showing, or caused by malice; spiteful; intentionally mischievous or harmful


satanic force

the Old Boy

author of evil

shadow of shadows

the Adversary


Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm.


Appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty.



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  1. (sometimes initial capital letter)the supreme spirit of evil; Satan.
  2. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humans both with bodily disease and with spiritual corruption.

an atrociously wicked, cruel, or ill-tempered person.

a person who is very clever, energetic, reckless, or mischievous.

a person, usually one in unfortunate or pitiable circumstances: The poor devil kept losing jobs through no fault of his own.

Also called printer's devil. Printing. a young worker below the level of apprentice in a printing office.

any of various mechanical devices, as a machine for tearing rags, a machine for manufacturing wooden screws, etc.

Nautical. (in deck or hull planking) any of various seams difficult to caulk because of form or position.

any of various portable furnaces or braziers used in construction and foundry work.

the devil,(used as an emphatic expletive or mild oath to express disgust, anger, astonishment, negation, etc.): What the devil do you mean by that?

verb (used with object),dev·iled,dev·il·ing or (especially British) dev·illed,dev·il·ling.

to annoy; harass; pester: to devil Mom and Dad for a new car.

to tear (rags, cloth, etc.) with a devil.

Cooking. to prepare (food, usually minced) with hot or savory seasoning: to devil eggs.



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Idioms about devil

    between the devil and the deep (blue) sea, between two undesirable alternatives; in an unpleasant dilemma.

    devil of a, extremely difficult or annoying; hellish: I had a devil of a time getting home through the snow.

    give the devil his due, to give deserved credit even to a person one dislikes: To give the devil his due, you must admit that she is an excellent psychologist.

    go to the devil,
    1. to fail completely; lose all hope or chance of succeeding.
    2. to become depraved.
    3. (an expletive expressing annoyance, disgust, impatience, etc.)

    let the devil take the hindmost, to leave the least able or fortunate persons to suffer adverse consequences; leave behind or to one's fate: They ran from the pursuing mob and let the devil take the hindmost.

    play the devil with, to ruin completely; spoil: The financial crisis played the devil with our investment plans.

    raise the devil,
    1. to cause a commotion or disturbance.
    2. to celebrate wildly; revel.
    3. to make an emphatic protest or take drastic measures.

    the devil to pay, trouble to be faced; mischief in the offing: If conditions don't improve, there will be the devil to pay.

Origin of devil

before 900; Middle English devel,Old English dēofol<Late Latin diabolus<Greek diábolos Satan (Septuagint, NT), literally, slanderer (noun), slanderous (adj.), verbid of diabállein to assault someone's character, literally, to throw across, equivalent to dia-dia- + bállein to throw


outdevil,verb (used with object),out·dev·iled,out·dev·il·ing or (especially British) out·dev·illed,out·dev·il·ling.sub·dev·il,nounun·der·dev·il,noun

Words nearby devil

deviate, deviation, deviationism, device, Devic's disease, devil, devil and deep blue sea, devil dog, devilfish, devilish, devilkin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to devil

rogue, scamp, ogre, imp, dastard, adversary, brute, beast, knave, villain, hellion, fiend, genie, scoundrel, monster, djinn, dybbuk, enfant terrible, archfiend, diablo

How to use devil in a sentence

  • Bags as high as half a man, great chunks of the stuff that burn to the devil’s specs, cook an entire nation’s food and consume forests.

    Crime, Corona, Copper and Trouble in Zambia|Eugene Robinson|October 30, 2020|Ozy

  • As for whether the solution makes sense, well, the devil will be in the detail.

    Europe is walking a tightrope with its looming antitrust reforms|David Meyer|October 12, 2020|Fortune

  • I had no control and I was just spiraling downward and he was just the devil at the bottom waiting for me.

    She Was Afraid of Her Lawyer. Then the Text Messages Started.|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor|October 8, 2020|ProPublica

  • However, when it comes to SEO, the devil isn’t in the details or yet another little known keyword targeting and overall research technique you’ve dugout.

    A five-step framework for effective keyword targeting in 2020|Aleh Barysevich|October 8, 2020|Search Engine Watch

  • For publishers, the devil is in the shadowy detailsExperts warn that shadier vendors will often tuck unfavorable terms into contracts.

    In the race to shore up revenue, publishers are overlooking deal terms|RevContent|September 29, 2020|Digiday

  • Wiseman as Samuel is alternately Devil-child and a cute young kid.

    Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook|Tim Teeman|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The West would be wise to think of Putin as the devil it knows.

    Think Putin’s Bad? Wait for the Next Guy|Anna Nemtsova|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Can we imagine Stephen Vincent Benet writing The Devil and Barbara Boxer?

    Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween|P. J. O’Rourke|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • For both the possessed and the priest-practitioner, driving out the devil can be dangerous to mind, body and spirit.

    Pope Francis Gives Blessing to Exorcist Conference|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • He says certain books, and even scary Halloween horror movies, tempt people to the devil.

    Pope Francis Gives Blessing to Exorcist Conference|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway

  • He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.

    St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini

  • I cannot believe that a good God would create or tolerate a Devil, nor that he would allow the Devil to tempt man.

    God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford

  • As the devil never wanted insinuators, I shall observe, that I learned a way how to make a man dream of what I pleased.

    The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)|Daniel Defoe

  • One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."

    Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for devil


theol(often capital)the chief spirit of evil and enemy of God, often represented as the ruler of hell and often depicted as a human figure with horns, cloven hoofs, and tail

theolone of the subordinate evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

a person or animal regarded as cruel, wicked, or ill-natured

a person or animal regarded as unfortunate or wretchedthat poor devil was ill for months

a person or animal regarded as clever, daring, mischievous, or energetic

informalsomething difficult or annoying

Christian Sciencethe opposite of truth; an error, lie, or false belief in sin, sickness, and death

(in Malaysia) a ghost

a portable furnace or brazier, esp one used in road-making or one used by plumbersCompare salamander (def. 7)

any of various mechanical devices, usually with teeth, such as a machine for making wooden screws or a rag-tearing machine

See printer's devil

law(in England) a junior barrister who does work for another in order to gain experience, usually for a half fee

meteorola small whirlwind in arid areas that raises dust or sand in a column

between the devil and the deep blue seabetween equally undesirable alternatives

devil ofinformal(intensifier)a devil of a fine horse

give the devil his dueto acknowledge the talent or the success of an opponent or unpleasant person

go to the devil
  1. to fail or become dissipated
  2. (interjection)used to express annoyance with the person causing it

like the devilwith great speed, determination, etc

play the devil withinformalto make much worse; upset considerablythe damp plays the devil with my rheumatism

raise the devil
  1. to cause a commotion
  2. to make a great protest

talk of the devil!orspeak of the devil!(interjection)used when an absent person who has been the subject of conversation appears

the devil!(intensifier :)
  1. used in such phrases as what the devil, where the devil, etc
  2. an exclamation of anger, surprise, disgust, etc

the devil's owna very difficult or problematic (thing)

the devil take the hindmostorlet the devil take the hindmostlook after oneself and leave others to their fate

the devil to payproblems or trouble to be faced as a consequence of an action

the very devilsomething very difficult or awkward

verb-ils, -illingor-illedorUS-ils, -ilingor-iled

(tr)to prepare (esp meat, poultry, or fish) by coating with a highly flavoured spiced paste or mixture of condiments before cooking

(tr)to tear (rags) with a devil

(intr)to serve as a printer's devil

(intr)mainlyBritishto do hackwork, esp for a lawyer or author; perform arduous tasks, often without pay or recognition of one's services

(tr)USinformalto harass, vex, torment, etc

Word Origin for devil

Old English dēofol, from Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos enemy, accuser, slanderer, from diaballein, literally: to throw across, hence, to slander

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for devil

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with devil

In addition to the idioms beginning with devil

  • devil and deep blue sea
  • devil of a
  • devil take the hindmost, the
  • devil to pay, the

also see:

  • between a rock and a hard place (devil and deep blue sea)
  • full of it (the devil)
  • give someone hell (the devil)
  • give the devil his due
  • go to hell (the devil)
  • luck of the devil
  • play the devil with
  • raise Cain (the devil)
  • speak of the devil

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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Devil Meaning




Andrew Sharman, Manager of the Save the Tasmanian DevilProgram, a joint federal and Tasmanian government initiative, said the aim of the first release of devilsonto Maria Island is to observe and monitor the role that devilsplay in the landscape and the ecology of the area and the impact their introduction has on other native species which have not encountered the devilfor many generations.

Devils on offshore islands

DevilRays catcher Josh Paul, pitching coach Mike Butcher, third base coach Tom Foley and special advisor Don Zimmer participated in the DAV Celebrity Entertainment Program to visit recovering service members at the Polytrauma Center at the James A.

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The disease starts as a small tumor (an abnormal mass of tissue) in a devil's mouth.

A devil of a problem

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Of devil antonym

"Alexei also silently moved away from me, with his eyes pointed to the limp hand of a friend, then looked at me, at his penis: I. Moved. Finding myself on the side of Alexei, she bent down, kissed his chest, reached for Stas's hand, gently took him and put it on his friend's penis.

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"- Yes, Demyan Sergeevich: with the same radiance of a smile, she quietly responded. And, with these words, pressing his oily foot to his prominent chest, she began frankly: rubbing it. Rubbing, in an instant, having soaked the shirt so that a pale pink halo of a protruding papilla was immediately visible through it. - Wow, Naiad.

Only Demyan Sergeevich whistled.

Now discussing:

These words of Petya caused the girls to laugh. He felt tears welling up in his eyes with shame. - So what to do with it. Rita turned to her friends: To take the director, or what.

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