Choose the closest opposite meaning : She is indeed human.

a) universal b) devilish c) divine d) terrestrial

I'm confused between "devilish" and "divine". Can anyone tell me what is right one?

  • As a native English speaker, that question is very unclear. I'd guess divine, but I'm not sure. Also, welcome to Stack Exchange!
    – 米凯乐
    Sep 14, 2019 at 14:13
  • @米凯乐 I to am a native BrE speaker and agree that the question is somewhat unclear, although logically the answer is divine by elimination as Jeff Morrow says in his answer. Sep 14, 2019 at 17:03

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You can immediately eliminate "universal" and "terrestrial." Neither is particularly pertinent to the state of being human or not human.

"Devilish" means being similar to a devil, but is frequently applied to humans.

That woman has a devilish grin.

Moreover, it usually has an implication of naughtiness rather than evil. No one skilled in English would write

Hitler was quite devilish when he ordered the construction of the death camps.

Thus, the best fit is divine, but it is not a synonym for "non-human."

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