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dev·il's advocate
n.
One who argues against a cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply for the sake of argument or to determine the validity of the cause or position.
Roman Catholic Church. An official appointed to present arguments against a proposed canonization or beatification.
by Maine Event April 05, 2004

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One who argues against a popular cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply to make people discuss and consider it in more detail.
Person: lets go swimming
Devils advocate: people pee in the pool, do you really want to go?
by Jaxi December 26, 2005

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One who takes up the opposite argument to another person's statement or position, just to cause a problem for them.
Mrs. Haith is the devil's advocate.
by tired of the devil December 18, 2008

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To take a contrary point and inspire others to do the right thing as opposed to not doing the right thing.
Mary: I really want to be with Jon, even after the break up.

John: Fine, ignore the fact he has the morals of an alley cat, talk to him then. Run to his side.
Mary: No wait, Maybe that is not such a good idea, you are right. Thank you for playing devil's advocate!
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The Devil's Advocate is the "extra" member of a devils threesome. This is the person who is not romantically involved in the couple but is just joining in for the threesome.
Mikey, Elaine and Finn wake up together.
Finn appears to have played Devil's Advocate again.
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This awesome movie where Al Pacino plays the Devil and owns everybody in New York City, but more importantly is taking his gangster roles in Scarface and The Godfather to a greater level of sophistication.
Holy shit! Al Pacino is so cool and bad ass, he was cast as fucking Satan.
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someone who chooses to say the opposite of what another person thinks or says, simply to be an asshole.
P1: "I really like apple pie."
P2: "apple pie is disgusting, I hate it"
P3: "Geez, P2, stop being such a devil's advocate, its annoying."
P2: "I'm just stating my opinion, chill out."
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