Devilment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdevlmənt|  American pronunciation of the word devilment
Brit.  |ˈdev(ə)lm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word devilment

noun

- reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others (syn: devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, shenanigan)

Examples

Ruffians were breaking windows out of sheer devilment.

...his devilment at school remains the stuff of local legend...

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