Nearby words

  1. daedalus,
  2. daemon,
  3. daemonian,
  4. daemonic,
  5. daemonistic,
  6. daesh,
  7. daff,
  8. daffadilly,
  9. daffadowndilly,
  10. daffing


or dae·mon·ol·o·gy



the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
belief in demons.
a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.

Origin of demonology

First recorded in 1590–1600; demono- + -logy

Related formsde·mon·o·log·ic [dee-muh-nl-oj-ik] /ˌdi mə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, de·mon·o·log·i·cal, adjectivede·mon·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbde·mon·ol·o·gist, noun

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Examples from the Web for daemonology

  • King James says in his Daemonology, 'Magicians command the devils: witches are their servants.

    Life of Johnson|James Boswell

British Dictionary definitions for daemonology



Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteemthe place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology
Derived Formsdemonological (ˌdiːmənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedemonologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for daemonology



1590s; see demon + -ology.

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