What is devil?


The Devil (from Greek: διάβολος or diábolos = 'slanderer' or 'accuser') is believed in many religions, myths and cultures to be a supernatural entity that is the personification of evil and the enemy of God and humankind. The nature of the role varies greatly. It ranges from being an effective opposite force to the creator god at one extreme, where both are locked in an eons long holy war for human souls on what may seem even terms (to the point of dualistic ditheism/bitheism), to being just a comical figure of fun or even an abstract aspect of the individual human condition at the other.

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More definitions of "devil":

  • (noun): One of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief.
    Synonyms: fiend, demon, daemon, daimon
  • (noun): A word used in exclamations of confusion.
    Example: "What the devil"
    Synonyms: deuce, dickens
  • (verb): Coat or stuff with a spicy paste.
    Example: "Devilled eggs"
  • (noun): A rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man).
    Synonyms: hellion, heller

Famous quotes containing the word devil:

    What the devil was he doing in that galley?
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)

    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Thus may we gather honey from the weed
    And make a moral of the devil himself.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)