Definition of devilment:
prankishness, wile, rascality, mischief, roguishness, naughtiness, guile, trickiness, mischievousness, badness, roguery, shiftiness, whimsicality, puckishness, chicane, devilry, impishness, mischief-making, trickery, maleficence, slipperiness, shenanigan, chicanery, balefulness, deviltry.
I thought that you would make a good officer some day in spite of your love of devilment, but I did not think that before you had been three weeks in the service you would have saved half the regiment from a French prison."- "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
- "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.
- "The Bat", Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart.