Origin of demonic
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The demonic ‘anti-Santa’ enjoys an unlikely renaissance as we learn to embrace our inner pagan.
And so, the horned god became Satan—and others in his demonic retinue.
That room—the cold, the purple light, the demonic transformations: it really haunts you.Scorsese’s Scariest Movies of All Time
October 31, 2014
He has amassed an enormous back catalog of inflammatory comments on matters ranging from women to the “demonic” movie Avatar.Megachurch Star Mark Driscoll’s Publishing Downfall
June 30, 2014
Soon, she is captured by demonic forces in a moment suggesting sexual assault.The Scathing Sexual Politics of ‘Ghostbusters’
June 7, 2014
It burns at certain times and places with a fierce and demonic glow.A Tour of the Missions
Augustus Hopkins Strong
But what did it matter, after all, whether he were demonic or not, and whether she loved him or hated him?The Portrait of a Lady
The extreme point of demonic power has always been held by the Serpent.Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway
We are tumultuous Mirabeau, with his demonic but generous soul.Nineteenth Century Questions
James Freeman Clarke
To all races there has been something devilish, or at least demonic, in the action of leaven.Essays in Rebellion
Henry W. Nevinson
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
- inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly sodemonic laughter
Word Origin and History for demonic
1660s, from Latin daemonicus, from daemon (see demon). Demonical is from late 15c.