demonic

or dae·mon·ic

[ dih-mon-ik ]
/ dɪˈmɒn ɪk /

adjective

inspired as if by a demon, indwelling spirit, or genius.

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Also de·mon·i·cal.

Origin of demonic

1655–65; < Late Latin daemonicus < Greek daimonikós, equivalent to daimon- demon- + -ikos -ic

SYNONYMS FOR demonic

OTHER WORDS FROM demonic

de·mon·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·de·mon·ic, adjective

Definition for daemonic (2 of 2)

daemon
[ dee-muh n ]
/ ˈdi mən /

noun

Classical Mythology.
  1. a god.
  2. a subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person's attendant spirit.
a demon.
Also daimon.

Origin of daemon

< Latin daemōn a spirit, an evil spirit < Greek daímōn a deity, fate, fortune; compare daíesthai to distribute

OTHER WORDS FROM daemon

dae·mon·ic [dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/, dae·mon·is·tic [dee-muh-nis-tik] /ˌdi məˈnɪs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for daemonic (1 of 2)

demonic
/ (dɪˈmɒnɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly sodemonic laughter

Derived forms of demonic

demonically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for daemonic (2 of 2)

daemon

daimon

/ (ˈdiːmən) /

noun

a demigod
the guardian spirit of a place or person
a variant spelling of demon (def. 3)

Derived forms of daemon

daemonic (diːˈmɒnɪk), adjective
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