demonic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin daemonicus, from Ancient Greek δαιμονικός (daimonikós, possessed by a demon, sent by a demon), from δαίμων (daímōn). Doublet of daimonic.

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  • (UK) enPR: dĭmŏ'nĭk, IPA(key): /dɪˈmɒnɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒnɪk

Adjective[edit]

demonic (comparative more demonic, superlative most demonic)

  1. Pertaining to demons or evil spirits; demoniac.
    Convinced that his uncle was a warlock, he rifled through his attic, looking for demonic artifacts.
    Once he had grasped the controls, he unleashed a demonic laugh that made his hostages shudder.
  2. Pertaining to dæmons in ancient Greek thought; concerning supernatural ‘genius’.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, I:
      Aristotle concedes that the nature of the dream is indeed daemonic [translating dämonischer], but not divine – which might well reveal a profound meaning, if one could hit on the right translation.
  3. Extremely cruel or evil; abhorrent or repugnant.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin daemonicus. Equivalent to demon +‎ -ic.

Adjective[edit]

demonic m or n (feminine singular demonică, masculine plural demonici, feminine and neuter plural demonice)

  1. demonic, devilish

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