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demoniac

[ dih-moh-nee-ak, dee-muh-nahy-ak ]
/ dɪˈmoʊ niˌæk, ˌdi məˈnaɪ æk /
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adjective Also de·mo·ni·a·cal [dee-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl]. /ˌdi məˈnaɪ ə kəl/.
of, relating to, or like a demon; demonic: demoniac laughter.
possessed by or as by an evil spirit; raging; frantic.
noun
a person seemingly possessed by a demon or evil spirit.
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Origin of demoniac

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin daemoniacus<Greek daimoniakós, equivalent to daimóni(os) pertaining to a daemon + -akos-ac

OTHER WORDS FROM demoniac

de·mo·ni·a·cal·ly [dee-muh-nahy-ik-lee], /ˌdi məˈnaɪ ɪk li/, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for demoniac

demoniac
/ (dɪˈməʊnɪˌæk) /

adjective also: demoniacal (ˌdiːməˈnaɪəkəl)
of, like, or suggestive of a demon; demonic
suggesting inner possession or inspirationthe demoniac fire of genius
frantic; frenzied; feverishdemoniac activity
noun
a person possessed by an evil spirit or demon

Derived forms of demoniac

demoniacally, adverb
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