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noun devil pronunciation in British English /ˈdev(ə)l/
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  1. 1

    the Devil

    the most powerful evil spirit in many religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
    1. a.
      [countable] an evil spirit
      They believed she had been possessed by devils.
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  2. 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.
  3. 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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