velnišķīgs

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

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velnišķīgs (definite velnišķīgais, comparative velnišķīgāks, superlative visvelnišķīgākais, adverb 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 pērājithe 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 ātrumāto dash at a terrible, devilish speed

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