Definition of demon
1a : an evil spirit angels and demonsb : a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin the demons of drug and alcohol addiction confronting the demons of his childhood
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
demonianplay \di-ˈmō-nē-ən\ adjective
demonizationplay \ˌdē-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
demonizeplay \ˈdē-mə-ˌnīz\ transitive verb
Examples of demon in a Sentence
only in rare cases is the ancient rite of exorcism performed to cast out a troublesome demon
a man who was finally able to conquer his demons and kick his drug habit
Recent Examples of demon from the Web
A demon who comes to Donald Trump in his sleep and feeds him empty praise?
O'Neill's plays usually portray characters swallowed up by their personal demons and planted in dark situations, staged in bleak surroundings.
Dracula is furious, and spends a year amassing a demon army to raise the countryside in revenge, and then….that's kind of it?
Mallory McCrane CF/P, Corona del Mar, Jr. From one speed demon to another, McCrane began her softball career as most fast left-handed batters do – as a slapper.
For me, there are no shining heroes or demons in this story.
The latter is headed by always-shirtless conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, whose far-right fans believe Sandy Hook was a hoax and that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are literal demons.
As my colleague Eric Levitz pointed out, the attack ads against Ossoff associated him with demon-figures a lot more potent and remote than Pelosi.
This time, Sato has become an expert in burying past demons.
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DEMON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of demon for English Language Learners
: an evil spirit
: a person who has a lot of energy or enthusiasm
: something that causes a person to have a lot of trouble or unhappiness
DEMON Defined for Kids
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