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: of, relating to, or suggestive of a demon : fiendish
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cacodemonic, demoniac (also demoniacal), demonian, devilish, diabolical (or diabolic), fiendish, Luciferian, satanic
angelic (or angelical)
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1662, in the meaning defined above
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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: caused or done by a demon : of, relating to, or like a demon
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