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demon

Roget category 980

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.5. Religious affections
›› 6.5.1. Superhuman beings and regions

#980. Demon

noun

demon, daemon, demonry, demonologyevil genius, fiend, familiar, daeva, devilbad spirit, unclean spirit cacodemon, incubus, Eblis, shaitan, succubus, succubaFrankenstein's monsterTitan, Shedim, Mephistopheles, Asmodeus, Moloch, Belial, Ahrimanfury, harpyFriar Rush.
vampire, ghoulafreet, barghest, Lokiogre, ogressgnome, gin, jinn, imp, deev, lamiabogie, bogeyman, boglenis, kobold, flibbertigibbet, fairy, brownie, pixy, elf, dwarf, urchinPuck, Robin Goodfellowleprechaun, Cluricaune, troll, dwerger, sprite, ouphe, bad fairy, nix, nixie, pigwidgeon, will-o'-the wisp.
[Supernatural appearance] ghost, revenant, specter, apparition, spirit, shade, shadow, visionhobglobin, goblin, orcwraith, spook, boggart, banshee, loup-garou [Fr.], lemuresevil eye.
merman, mermaid, merfolksirensatyr, faunmanito, manitou, manitu.
possession, demonic possession, diabolic possessioninsanity etc. 503.
[in jest, in science] Maxwell's demon.
[person possessed by a demon] demoniac.

adjective

demonic, demonical, impish, demoniacalfiendish, fiend-likesupernatural, weird, uncanny, unearthly, spectralghostly, ghost-likeelfin, elvin, elfish, elflikehauntedpokerish [U.S.].
possessed, possessed by a devil, possessed by a demon.

adverb

demonically.



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