Definition of Demon

1. Noun. An evil supernatural being.

Exact synonyms: Daemon, Daimon, Devil, Fiend
Generic synonyms: Evil Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Incubus, Succuba, Succubus, Dibbuk, Dybbuk
Derivative terms: Demonize, Devilize



2. Noun. A cruel wicked and inhuman person.
Exact synonyms: Devil, Fiend, Monster, Ogre
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Specialized synonyms: Demoniac
Derivative terms: Demonic, Demonize, Devilize, Diabolic, Diabolic, Monstrous

3. Noun. Someone extremely diligent or skillful. "She's a demon at math"
Generic synonyms: Actor, Doer, Worker

Definition of Demon

1. n. A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.

Definition of Demon

1. Noun. An evil spirit. ¹

2. Noun. A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god. ¹

3. Noun. One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon. ¹

4. Noun. (Greek mythology) A spirit or lesser divinity between men and gods. ¹

5. Noun. A foible; a flaw in a person’s character. ¹

6. Noun. Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demon

1. an evil spirit [n -S]

Medical Definition of Demon

1. 1. A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology. "The demon kind is of an inmediate nature between the divine and the human." (Sydenham) 2. One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates. [Often written daemon. 3. An evil spirit; a devil. "That same demon that hath gulled thee thus." (Shak) Origin: F. Demon, L. Daemon a spirit, an evil spirit, fr. Gr. A divinity; of uncertain origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Demon

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Literary usage of Demon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1858)
"Where the sad Oread oft.retires to Her long lost love, her unforgiving Black demon. " Sweep ! " weep Edwin. And tears that comfort not must ever flow At ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The Greek daimon (diminutive, daimonion), the original of the English " demon," did not connote necessarily the idea of evil. It was rather neutral, ..."

3. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Among Jews and Christians the term demon is always taken in a bad sense for ... In general, the word is taken for an evil spirit, as the demon of discord. ..."

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