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demon

de·mon

demon

 
pronunciation:
di mn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an evil spirit; fiend.
They believed that she had been possessed by a demon.
synonyms:
devil, fiend
antonyms:
angel
similar words:
archfiend, demoniac, evildoer, ghoul, imp, incubus, Satan, succubus
definition 2: an evil, wicked, or cruel person.
The factory owner was a demon who showed his workers no mercy.
synonyms:
devil, fiend, monster
antonyms:
angel, saint
similar words:
archfiend, brute, demoniac, evildoer, malefactor, ogre, tyrant, wrongdoer
definition 3: a persistently troublesome emotion, force, or influence.
During those dark months, he wrestled with his demons.
synonyms:
bedevilment
similar words:
concern, difficulty, dilemma, frustration, nemesis, predicament, problem, torment, trouble, worry
definition 4: a person who has a remarkable amount of energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
She's a demon for exercise.He's a speed demon on the track.
synonyms:
fiend, go-getter
similar words:
devil, doer, dynamo, hustler, live wire, powerhouse, workaholic, workhorse
Word History
Demon comes from daimon, an ancient Greek word that means "a less important god" or "a good or bad spirit."
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