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demonic

Syllabification: de·mon·ic
Pronunciation: /dēˈmänik
 
/

Definition of demonic in English:

adjective

1Of, resembling, or characteristic of demons or evil spirits: demonic possession her laughter was demonic
More example sentences
  • Was there some evil demonic being looking to recruit unsuspecting people for a diabolical plan?
  • It was my first experience of being addressed by a demonic spirit through someone else's lips.
  • I could now distinguish the difference between human evil and demonic evil it seemed.
Synonyms
1.1Fiercely energetic or frenzied: in a demonic hurry
More example sentences
  • Six inches away from them was another pair of eyes, a wild, staring, demonic pair of eyes.
  • She remembered being furious with the demonic Keytako, and that's when she blacked out.
  • It was the Grim Reaper, but he was not as wild or demonic as she had once fancied him to be.
Synonyms
frenzied, wild, feverish, frenetic, frantic, furious, manic, like one possessed

Origin

mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek daimonikos, from daimōn (see demon1).

Derivatives

demonically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Several images show Baker glaring out demonically.
  • We saw one old woman climbing a date palm barefoot, knife between her teeth, and she laughed demonically at our clear astonishment.
  • In the mirror above his bed, a long, reptilian face with a set of branching antlers and short, scruffy whiskers cackled demonically, eyes glowing like twin red suns.

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