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demonism

Line breaks: de¦mon|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːmənɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of demonism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Belief in the power of demons.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • Weaver sees in this a species of the demonic, for demonism is ‘blind to everything except what it wants.’

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