daemon

noun dae·mon

Variant spelling of

1 a :an evil spirit
  • angels and demons
b :a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin
  • the demons of drug and alcohol addiction
  • confronting the demons of his childhood
2 usually daemon :an attendant (see 2attendant 1) power or spirit :genius
3 usually daemon , mythology :a supernatural being intermediate between gods and men
4 :one that has exceptional enthusiasm, drive, or effectiveness
  • a demon for work
  • Doug, putting like a demon, had birdies on the third and sixth …
  • —Fred Tupper

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