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demon


demon

noun

Definition of DEMON

1
an evil spirit <only in rare cases is the ancient rite of exorcism performed to cast out a troublesome demon>
Related Words hag [archaic], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet (or afrit), genie, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogre
Near Antonyms angel
2
a source of persistent emotional distress <a man who was finally able to conquer his demons and kick his drug habit>
Related Words bête noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear, hobgoblin, ogre

Variants of DEMON

demon or daemon
March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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