Definition of demonism in English:


Line breaks: de¦mon|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːmənɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • 1Belief in the power of demons.
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    • At the same time, demonic possession increased dramatically, probably because demonism in general and witchcraft in particular were preoccupations of the age.
    • Throughout history the tattoo bears the mark of paganism, demonism, Baal worship, shamanism, mysticism, heathenism, cannibalism and just about every other pagan belief known.
    • This Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, recorded in Los Angeles in 1957, is one of the best in the catalog, particularly if you see demonism as an essential aspect of this work.
  • 2Action or behaviour that seems too cruel or wicked to be human: the demonism of warfare
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    • Weaver sees in this a species of the demonic, for demonism is ‘blind to everything except what it wants.’

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