deviltry

NOUN
  1. wicked and cruel behavior
  2. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
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How To Use deviltry In A Sentence

  • The bedmaker, Simon Thorpe, indeed complained of the aftertaste of deviltry in Barton's rooms, and he left the college the night before last. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
  • So what does Mama think about the deviltry her boys are accused of having gotten into?
  • Taking a script written by three first-timers, Harlin has crafted an expectation-confounding descent into dark hearts and the supernatural deviltry at which its title hints.
  • They are waiting for the long dark nights - it gives them more time for their deviltry.
  • Money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry in this world.
  • Both were in high spirits: our hero at the idea of unrestrained license in future; and Bunch from a mesmerical transmission to himself of a portion of his master's deviltry. The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)
  • They're traceurs, urban athletes who practice an emerging sport called parkour, which combines the grace and athleticism of gymnastics with the daredeviltry of movie stunts and the mental discipline of the martial arts. Bound for Glory: Parkour Goes From Urban Oddity to Fitness Fad
  • The wanton deviltry was gone from her face; she looked strangely altered, very solemn and some years older. MAJIPOOR CHRONICLES
  • Both were in high spirits -- our hero at the idea of unrestrained license in future; and Bunch from a mesmerical transmission to himself of a portion of his master's deviltry. Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with "Taking the Census," and Other Alabama Sketches. By a Country Editor. With a Portrait from Life, and Other Illustrations, by Darley
  • The creations of a small coterie of malicious hackers who invent toxic software for the sheer deviltry of it.
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