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demonic

or daemonic

[dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
inspired as if by a demon, indwelling spirit, or genius.
2.
demoniac (def 1).
Also, demonical.
Origin of demonic
1655-1665
1655-65; < Late Latin daemonicus < Greek daimonikós, equivalent to daimon- demon- + -ikos -ic
Related forms
demonically, adverb
superdemonic, adjective
Synonyms
1. frantic, frenzied, obsessed, possessed.

daemon

[dee-muh n] /ˈdi mən/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology.
  1. a god.
  2. a subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person's attendant spirit.
2.
a demon.
Also, daimon.
Origin
< Latin daemōn a spirit, an evil spirit < Greek daímōn a deity, fate, fortune; compare daíesthai to distribute
Related forms
daemonic
[dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
daemonistic
[dee-muh-nis-tik] /ˌdi məˈnɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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demonic

/dɪˈmɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
2.
inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly so: demonic laughter
Derived Forms
demonically, adverb

daemon

/ˈdiːmən/
noun
1.
a demigod
2.
the guardian spirit of a place or person
3.
a variant spelling of demon (sense 3)
Derived Forms
daemonic (diːˈmɒnɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for daemonic

daemon

n.

alternative spelling (in specialized senses) of demon (q.v.). Related: Daemonic.

demonic

adj.

1660s, from Latin daemonicus, from daemon (see demon). Demonical is from late 15c.

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