Etymology
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devilry (n.)

c. 1400, develrie, "a demon or evil spirit," from devil + -ry. From 1630s as "devilish character or conduct." Deviltry (1788) is a corruption of it. Earlier in the sense "devilish character or conduct" was devilhood (c. 1300).

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Definitions of devilry

devilry (n.)
wicked and cruel behavior;
Synonyms: deviltry
devilry (n.)
reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others;
Synonyms: mischief / mischief-making / mischievousness / deviltry / devilment / rascality / roguery / roguishness / shenanigan
From wordnet.princeton.edu