- of, relating to, or like a demon; demonic: demoniac laughter.
- possessed by or as by an evil spirit; raging; frantic.
- a person seemingly possessed by a demon or evil spirit.
Origin of demoniac
Antonyms for demoniac
Related Words for demoniacalmaniacal, devilish, satanic, manic, crazed, infernal, bad, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, fired, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, hellish, impious, insane, inspired, mad, possessed
Examples from the Web for demoniacal
Historical Examples of demoniacal
Demoniacal possession was a mania in France in the seventeenth century.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
In the distance a coyote was making the night hideous with his demoniacal howlings.The Cave of Gold
They also believe in the existence of a demoniacal hierarchy.
It is now believed that the patient is free from all demoniacal attacks.
Would you also create for yourself and the world a demoniacal enemy?Frankenstein
Mary W. Shelley
- of, like, or suggestive of a demon; demonic
- suggesting inner possession or inspirationthe demoniac fire of genius
- frantic; frenzied; feverishdemoniac activity
- a person possessed by an evil spirit or demon
Word Origin and History for demoniacal
c.1400, "possessed, insane," earlier (late 14c.) as a noun, "one who is possessed," from Late Latin daemoniacus (c.200), from Greek daimoniakos "possessed by a demon," from diamon (see demon).