US: /ˈdɛvəɫ/
UK: /dˈɛvə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

devil /'devl/
  • danh từ
    • ma, quỷ
      • devil take it!: ma bắt nó đi
    • điều quái gỡ, điều ghê gớm, điều khủng khiếp
      • what the devil are you doing?: cậu làm cái quái gì đấy?
      • to work like the devil: làm việc hăng quá
      • it's the devil of a way: đường xa kinh khủng
    • sự giận dữ, sự tức giận
      • to ráie the devil in someone: làm cho ai tức điên lên, làm cho ai nổi tam bành
    • người hung ác, người nanh ác, người ác độc
    • người quỷ quyệt, người xảo quyệt
    • người khốn khổ; người bất hạnh, người vô phúc
    • thư ký riêng (của luật sư, của nhà văn); người học việc (ở xưởng in)
    • thịt nướng tẩm nhiều tiêu ớt
    • lò than, lò nung
    • máy xé (vải vụn, giẻ rách)
    • a devil of a boy
      • thằng quỷ ranh (hoặc tỏ ý chê là khó ưa, khó chịu, hoặc tỏ ý khen ai là đáng chú ý, vui tính...)
    • the devil among the tailors
      • sự cãi lộn; sự lộn xộn; sự ồn ào
    • the devil and all
      • tất cả cái gì xấu
    • the devil take the hindmost
      • khôn sống mống chết
    • the devil and the deep sea
      • (xem) between
    • to give the devil his hue
      • đối xử công bằng ngay cả với kẻ không xứng đáng; đối xử công bằng ngay cả với kẻ mình không ưa
    • to go to the devil
      • phá sản, lụn bại
    • to go the devil!
      • cút đi!
    • someone (something) is the devil
      • người (điều) phiền toái
    • to play the devil with x play to raise the devil
      • (xem) raise
    • to talk of the devil and he will appear
      • vừa nói đến ai thì người đó đã đến ngay
  • nội động từ
    • làm thư ký riêng (cho một luật sư); viết văn thuê (cho nhà văn)
    • ngoại động từ
      • nướng (thịt...) sau khi tẩm tiêu ớt

    Advanced English dictionary

    + noun
    1 (the Devil) (in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions) the most powerful evil being
    Synonym: SATAN
    He would sell his soul to the Devil.
    2 a wicked evil spirit: They believed she was possessed by devils.
    3 (informal) a person who behaves badly, especially a child: a naughty little devil
    4 (informal) used to talk about sb and to emphasize an opinion that you have of them: I miss the old devil, now that he's gone. + She's off to Greece for a month-lucky devil! + James was a handsome devil and rich, too.
    Idioms: be a devil (BrE) people say Be a devil! to encourage sb to do sth that they are not sure about doing: Go on, be a devil, buy both of them.
    better the devil you know (than the devil you don't) (saying) used to say that it is easier and wiser to stay in a bad situation that you know and can deal with rather than change to a new situation which may be much worse
    between the devil and the deep blue sea in a difficult situation where there are two equally unpleasant or unacceptable choices
    the devil (old-fashioned) very difficult or unpleasant: These berries are the devil to pick because they're so small.
    a devil of a job / time (old-fashioned) a very difficult or unpleasant job or time: I've had a devil of a job finding you.
    go to the devil! (old-fashioned, spoken) used, in an unfriendly way, to tell sb to go away
    like the devil (old-fashioned, informal) very hard, fast, etc: We ran like the devil.
    speak / talk of the devil (informal) people say speak/talk of the devil when sb they have been talking about appears unexpectedly: Well, speak of the devil-here's Alice now!
    what, where, who, why, etc. the devil ... (old-fashioned) used in questions to show that you are annoyed or surprised: What the devil do you think you're doing?
    more at PAY v.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 Satan, Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Abaddon, Apollyon, Belial, Lord of the Flies, prince of darkness, spirit of evil, evil spirit, cacodemon or cacodaemon, evil one, wicked one, archfiend, Fiend, deuce, Scots Clootie; Colloq Old Harry, (Old) Nick, US (Old) Scratch:
    In medieval times the devil was given horns, a tail, and cloven hooves.
    2 brute, fiend, demon, beast, ogre, monster, rogue, scoundrel, rake, knave, rakehell, villain, ghoul, hell-hound, vampire, barbarian; witch, hell-cat, shrew, termagant, vixen, virago, ogress, harpy, hag, Xanthippe or Xantippe, crone:
    If you hit me again I'll phone the police, you devil!
    3 fellow, person, chap, wretch, bloke, guy, beggar, unfortunate, Colloq bugger, Brit sod:
    The poor devil lost an arm at Gallipoli.
    4 imp, scamp, rascal, fox, slyboots, sly dog, rapscallion, confidence man, trickster, Colloq operator, smoothie, smooth or slick operator, con man, con artist:
    The little devil has stolen our hearts. The devil wormed his way into our confidence and then made off with our money.
    5 like the devil. exceedingly, extremely, excessively, violently, speedily, confoundedly, deucedly:
    The car was going like the devil when it hit the tree. She fought like the devil to protect the house.
    6 - the devil. in heaven's name, the dickens, in the world, on God's green earth, in hell:
    What the devil do you think you are doing? Who the devil is she? Where the devil have you put my trousers?

    Collocation dictionary


    believe in
    Do you believe in the Devil?
    | worship | be possessed by
    He behaved like someone possessed by devils.
    | exorcize


    worship | worshipper


    the devil incarnate
    (figurative) His strong left-wing views make him the devil incarnate to more extreme Conservatives.

    Concise English dictionary

    +(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    +one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief
    +a word used in exclamations of confusion
    +a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
    +a cruel wicked and inhuman person
    +cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    +coat or stuff with a spicy paste