velnišķīgs

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From velnišķs (devilish, diabolical) +‎ -īgs (with velnišķs from velns (devil) +‎ -išķs).

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velnišķīgs (def. velnišķīgais, comp. velnišķīgāks, sup. visvelnišķīgākais; adv. velnišķīgi)

  1. devilish, diabolical (typical of the devil)
    velniņi palika par cilvēkiem, lielkungiem, bet daļa no velnišķīgās dabas tomēr viņiem palika un tie bija varmākas, ļaužu pērāji — the little devils became people, princes, but a part of (their) devilish nature remained in them and they were tyrants, punishers
  2. (colloquial) devilish, diabolical, terrible (very bad, evil; also very intense, powerful, big)
    velnišķīgs smaidsdevilish, diabolical smile
    velnišķīgs plānsdiabolical plan
    velnišķīgs ienaidsdiabolical hatred
    velnišķīgs spēksdevilish strength
    velnišķīgas sāpesterrible pain
    traukties velnišķīgā ātrumā — to dash at a terrible, devilish speeed

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