Definition of demonic in English:


Line breaks: de|mon¦ic
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɒnɪk


1Relating to or characteristic of demons or evil spirits: demonic possession her laughter was demonic
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  • 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.
1.1Fiercely energetic or frenzied: a demonic hurry
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  • 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.


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



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  • 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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