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noun devil pronunciation in British English /ˈdev(ə)l/ 
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  1. 2
    [countable] informal someone who does not behave very well, especially a child. You usually use this word when you are not really angry with the person

    I bet you were a little devil when you were younger.

  2. 3
    [countable] informal a person. Used when you are describing someone or saying how you feel about them, especially if you like them

    Poor old devil, he doesn't get many visitors.

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