View synonyms for demonic


or dae·mon·ic

[ dih-mon-ik ]


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

    Synonyms: possessed, obsessed, frenzied, frantic


/ dɪˈmɒnɪk /


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
  2. inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly so

    demonic laughter

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Derived Forms

  • deˈmonically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • de·moni·cal·ly adverb
  • super·de·monic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of demonic1

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

Scientific doubt working to reveal the frightening extent of anthropogenic climate change and conspiratorial doubt, like a demonic twin, undermining it.

Having already worked with Arne during David’s exorcism, the Warrens rushed to his side, convincing Marty—via the aforementioned audio tapes—that this was an indisputable case of demonic possession.

The demonic game of golf rose up at the worst times to attack Matsuyama’s will.

Over the course of four seasons, she has battled witches, vampires, vengeful spirits, nutty sister-wife cults, possessed neighbors, demonic nuns, and killer trees, among other threats.

Since she’s come home, things go bump in the night, food goes missing, and a demonic Teddy Ruxpin bear keeps activating itself.

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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.

“You almost saw a humanist as well as an absolute demonic side,” she says now.

He has amassed an enormous back catalog of inflammatory comments on matters ranging from women to the “demonic” movie Avatar.

Culmination of belief in demonic power of woman in witchcraft persecutions.

He is traveling through an Inferno, seeing its entire demonic brood, which he has begotten, and which he has to fight and subject.

There was a wolfish gleam in the little eyes and a demonic grin on the thin lips.

I am not as positive as you are in the belief that the obsessing agency is really demonic individuals.

The demonic theory of disease, including insanity, is universal among savages.