demonology

or dae·mon·ol·o·gy

[ dee-muh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdi məˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

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Origin of demonology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM demonology

de·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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British Dictionary definitions for demonology

demonology
/ (ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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 forms of demonology

demonological (ˌdiːmənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedemonologist, noun
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