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or daemonic, demonical

[dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/
inspired as if by a demon, indwelling spirit, or genius.
demoniac (def 1).
Origin of demonic
1655-65; < Late Latin daemonicus < Greek daimonikós, equivalent to daimon- demon- + -ikos -ic
Related forms
demonically, adverb
superdemonic, adjective
1. frantic, frenzied, obsessed, possessed. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for demonic
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  • But of our main fact—the association of demonic characters with certain tribes—India has presented many examples.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • But what did it matter, after all, whether he were demonic or not, and whether she loved him or hated him?

  • The battle-ground of rival principles was overshadowed by the baleful wings of the genius of demonic Hate.

  • To all races there has been something devilish, or at least demonic, in the action of leaven.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
  • “By the eyes of Armaîti the (demonic) ruffian was made powerless,” says Zoroaster.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature Moncure Daniel Conway
British Dictionary definitions for demonic


of, relating to, or characteristic of a demon; fiendish
inspired or possessed by a demon, or seemingly so: demonic laughter
Derived Forms
demonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demonic

1660s, from Latin daemonicus, from daemon (see demon). Demonical is from late 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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