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Christopher Ariel Ureña
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:14:30 AM

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Very visually attractive or charming; having a devilish appeal.
kfoob
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:31:00 AM

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See also : Handsome devil
TMe
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:11:08 PM

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Word 'Devilishly' is generally used in a negative sense.
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:31:00 PM

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Christopher Ariel Ureña wrote:
Very visually attractive or charming; having a devilish appeal.


But why do we never hear of "devilishly attractive" women?

Romany
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:47:42 AM
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You're obviously not a reader of "romantic" fiction!
thar
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:37:51 AM

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I agree, it is not negative (although it can be dangerous). The devil is all about temptation, succumbing to something dangerous.
And something fiendishly difficult is really hard but you really want to do it!

In terms of common culture, God is a pretty boring concept. The devil, however, is far more intriguing.

And according to at least one American TV show, he is English!

(Tom Ellis, English actor played Lucifer in... Lucifer)

https://youtu.be/74GqGCAOwdI

In Supernatural the King of Hell is English, although Lucifer is more of an energy, and I think he inhabits a rather scruffy American for some of the time.

https://youtu.be/v-72YTi_T28

and his mother is Scottish.

https://youtu.be/aptVlehhHUY




Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:18:01 PM

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thar wrote:
I agree, it is not negative (although it can be dangerous). The devil is all about temptation, succumbing to something dangerous.
And something fiendishly difficult is really hard but you really want to do it!

In terms of common culture, God is a pretty boring concept. The devil, however, is far more intriguing.

And according to at least one American TV show, he is English!

(Tom Ellis, English actor played Lucifer in... Lucifer)

https://youtu.be/74GqGCAOwdI

In Supernatural the King of Hell is English, although Lucifer is more of an energy, and I think he inhabits a rather scruffy American for some of the time.

https://youtu.be/v-72YTi_T28

and his mother is Scottish.

https://youtu.be/aptVlehhHUY






In Supernatural the being Lucifer inhabits the body of scruffy American.

When he is defeated another demon Crowley ( named in honour of Aleister Crowley the occultist) takes his place as King of Hell.
Later the human that was once controlled by Lucifer appears wracked by guilt at the terrible things his body did in service of the Devil.
Christopher Ariel Ureña
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 3:04:09 PM

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TMe wrote:
Word 'Devilishly' is generally used in a negative sense.


Save for when calling someone devilishly handsome or a handsome devil.
Christopher Ariel Ureña
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 3:05:15 PM

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palapaguy wrote:
Christopher Ariel Ureña wrote:
Very visually attractive or charming; having a devilish appeal.


But why do we never hear of "devilishly attractive" women?



Because the devil is male, not female.
Christopher Ariel Ureña
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 10:15:25 PM

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kfoob wrote:
See also : Handsome devil

We don’t have that idiom.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:32:36 AM

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Christopher Ariel Ureña wrote:
kfoob wrote:
See also : Handsome devil

We don’t have that idiom.


It's certainly a phrase that I have heard of.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:25:49 AM

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Nah!
Crowley is Scottish - Azariphale is English.

Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:50:07 AM

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Nah Different universe.
thar
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:05:36 AM

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Or sounding English, but actually Welsh.
Whistle
TMe
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