demonic

adjective de·mon·ic \ di-ˈmä-nik , dē- \
variants: or less commonly demonical play \-ni-kəl\
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of demonic

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a demon : fiendish
  • demonic cruelty
  • demonic laughter

demonically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of demonic in a Sentence

  1. the villain in the movie cackled with demonic laughter

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Origin and Etymology of demonic

borrowed from Late Latin daemonicus, borrowed from Greek daemonikós, from daimon-, daímōn "superhuman power, spirit intermediate between gods and humans, demon" + -ikos 1-ic


DEMONIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of demonic for English Language Learners

  • : caused or done by a demon : of, relating to, or like a demon



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