HyperDic: demon

English > 3 senses of the word demon:
NOUNperson demon, devil, fiend, daemon, daimonan evil supernatural being
person demon, monster, fiend, devil, ogrea cruel wicked and inhuman person
person demonsomeone extremely diligent or skillful
demon > pronunciation
Soundsdiy'mahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > demon: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn evil supernatural being.
Synonymsdevil, fiend, daemon, daimon
Narrowerdybbuk, dibbuk(Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
incubusA male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succubus, succubaA female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
Broaderevil spiritA spirit tending to cause harm
Spanishdaimon, demonio, diablo, genio, mandinga
Catalandaimon, diable, dimoni
Adjectivesdemoniacof, pertaining to, or like a demon or possession by a demon
Verbsdemonizemake into a demon
English > demon: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA cruel wicked and inhuman person.
Synonymsmonster, fiend, devil, ogre
Narrowerdemoniacsomeone who acts as if possessed by a demon
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishdemonio, diablo, fiera, malvado, monstruo, ogro
Catalandiable, dimoni, fera, monstre, ogre
Adjectivesdemonicextremely evil or cruel
Verbsdemonizemake into a demon
English > demon: 3 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone extremely diligent or skillful.
Examples
  • "he worked like a demon to finish the job on time"
  • "she's a demon at math"
Broaderactor, doer, workerA person who acts and gets things done

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