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demoniac

play
adjective de·mo·ni·ac \ di-ˈmō-nē-ˌak \
variants: or less commonly demoniacal play \ˌdē-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\

Definition of demoniac

1 :possessed or influenced by a demon
2 :demonic
  • demoniac rage

demoniacally

play \ˌdē-mə-ˈnī-ə-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of demoniac in a Sentence

  1. the murderer seemed possessed by a demoniac wish to destroy life

Origin and Etymology of demoniac

Middle English demoniak, from Late Latin daemoniacus, from Greek daimoniakos, from daimon-, daimōn


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demoniac

noun

Definition of demoniac

:one possessed by a demon

First Known Use of demoniac

14th century



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