Origin of demonic
Synonyms for demonic
- Classical Mythology.
- a god.
- a subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person's attendant spirit.
- a demon.
Origin of daemon
Examples from the Web for daemonic
Historical Examples of daemonic
There is in the music a daemonic quality, inherent in the subject, that somehow vanishes with the concrete tale.
I was daemonic in giving myself this reply it seemed to me that I had solved the riddle of my nature.
That which I called the daemonic I had encountered for the first time outside my own mind in Lermontof's hero.
Wherein the 'daemonic element,' that lurks in all human things, may doubtless, some once in the thousand years—get vent!
National Death; or else some preternatural convulsive outburst of National Life;—that same, daemonic outburst!
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
- inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly sodemonic laughter
- a demigod
- the guardian spirit of a place or person
- a variant spelling of demon (def. 3)
alternative spelling (in specialized senses) of demon (q.v.). Related: Daemonic.
1660s, from Latin daemonicus, from daemon (see demon). Demonical is from late 15c.