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or daemonic

[dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/
inspired as if by a demon, indwelling spirit, or genius.
demoniac (def 1).
Also, demonical.
Origin of demonic
1655-65; < Late Latin daemonicus < Greek daimonikós, equivalent to daimon- demon- + -ikos -ic
Related forms
demonically, adverb
superdemonic, adjective
1. frantic, frenzied, obsessed, possessed. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for demonic
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  • It burns at certain times and places with a fierce and demonic glow.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • But what did it matter, after all, whether he were demonic or not, and whether she loved him or hated him?

  • The extreme point of demonic power has always been held by the Serpent.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • We are tumultuous Mirabeau, with his demonic but generous soul.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • To all races there has been something devilish, or at least demonic, in the action of leaven.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
British Dictionary definitions for demonic


of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly so: demonic laughter
Derived Forms
demonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demonic

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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