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
After back-to-back years of futility against Staples, Glastonbury exorcised its greatest demon to claim the school's first Class L championship since 1992.
My nephew Chase Marshall was lost and now is no longer fighting his demons.
The high-energy comic book adaptation returns for Season 2, with more angels, demons, vampires and darkly comic action.
Great pitching still held offense in check, but slappers and big boppers along with speed demons provided plenty of fireworks during the double-elimination tournament.
His golden legend became the tragic saga of a man destroyed by his demons and hiding despair.
The most troubling development this year, according to many antivirus and security experts, is that spammers and virus writers have evidently decided to partner, resulting in a demon love child virus-worm that both infects computers and spews spam.
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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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