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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.
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  • It burns at certain times and places with a fierce and demonic glow.

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  • 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.

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  • We are tumultuous Mirabeau, with his demonic but generous soul.

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  • To all races there has been something devilish, or at least demonic, in the action of leaven.

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British Dictionary definitions for demonic

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
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Word Origin and History for demonic
adj.

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

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