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be devil

[ bih-dev-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF be devil

Synonyms for be devil

  • bedevil
  • befall
  • ensue
  • occur
  • succeed
  • supervene
  • come to pass
  • take place
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Antonyms for be devil

  • precede
  • ignore
  • leave alone
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WORD ORIGIN

1768, "to treat diabolically, abuse," from be- + verbal use of devil (q.v.). Meaning "to mischievously confuse" is from 1755; that of "to drive frantic" is from 1823. Related: Bedeviled (1570s, in a literal sense, "possessed"); bedeviling.