demonic

adjective
de·​mon·​ic | \ di-ˈmä-nik How to pronounce demonic (audio) , dē- \
variants: or less commonly demonical \ di-​ˈmä-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce demonic (audio) , dē-​ \

Definition of demonic

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

Other Words from demonic

demonically \ di-​ˈmä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce demonic (audio) , dē-​ \ adverb

Examples of demonic in a Sentence

the villain in the movie cackled with demonic laughter
Recent Examples on the Web When a demonic spirit possesses an 11-year-old girl, Catholic priests are called to her home to perform an exorcism. Juliana Ukiomogbe, ELLE, 27 July 2022 In return for sparing your life and granting you demonic power, you are now tasked with spreading this deity's gospel. Francisco Lahoz, PCMAG, 27 July 2022 While some of those VFX shots are obvious — the ground splitting open into lava, a horde of demonic bats attacking the heroes — others are designed to be hidden from the audience. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 26 July 2022 What happens when pre-teen Cole (Judah Lewis) finds out his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) is actually part of a demonic cult? Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 13 June 2022 In the film, which is inspired by a terrifying true story, Day plays Ebony, a mother who fights for her life, her faith, and the souls of her children after discovering their new home is haunted by a demonic presence. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 19 July 2022 In the film, which is inspired by a terrifying true story, Day plays Ebony, a mother who fights for her life, her faith, and the souls of her children after discovering their new home is haunted by a demonic presence. Variety, NBC News, 19 July 2022 Initially titled Demon House, The Deliverance follows a mother who must fight for her life and the souls of her children after discovering that their new home is haunted by a demonic presence. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 19 July 2022 Perhaps there is no line to be discerned and the beauty of the woman depicted, Joanna Hiffernan, is too deeply woven in the art to be disentangled from Whistler’s almost demonic efforts to amplify it in paint. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of demonic

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demonic

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

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5 Aug 2022

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“Demonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demonic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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