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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Befitting a demon; fiendish.
  • adj. Motivated by a spiritual force or genius; inspired.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to demons or evil spirits; demoniac.
  • adj. Pertaining to dæmons in ancient Greek thought; concerning supernatural ‘genius’.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or like a demon; demoniac. Also dæmonic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

Etymologies

From Latin daemonicus, from Ancient Greek δαιμονικός (daemonikos, "possessed by a demon, sent by a demon"), from δαίμων. (Wiktionary)

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