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demoniac

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

(adjective) "possessed, insane", earlier (late 14th century) as a noun, "one who...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

demoniac | demonic [synonym, sense-specific] | frantic [synonym, sense-specific] | feverish [synonym, sense-specific] | frenzied [synonym, sense-specific] | demoniacally [adverb, derived]

of, like, or suggestive of a demon; demonic | suggesting inner possession or inspiration | frantic; frenzied; feverish | a person possessed by an evil ... (22 of 313 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demoniac

Merriam-Webster:

demoniac [entry 1, adjective] | demoniacal | demonic [synonym, sense-specific] | cacodemonic [synonym, sense-specific] | fiendish [synonym, sense-specific] | demonian [synonym, sense-specific] | devilish [synonym, sense-specific] | diabolical [synonym, sense-specific] | Luciferian [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

possessed or influenced by a demon | "demonic" (7 of 128 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/demoniac

demoniac [entry 2, noun]

one possessed by a demon (5 of 17 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

demoniac | demoniacal [derived] | demoniacally [derived]

relating to or characteristic of a demon or demons | a person supposedly possessed by an evil spirit. (17 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/demoniac

American Heritage Dictionary:

demoniac | demoniacal [sense-specific] | demoniacally [adverb, related]

Possessed, produced, or influenced by a demon | Of, resembling, or suggestive of a devil; fiendish | One who is or seems to be possessed by a demon. (26 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demoniac

Wiktionary:

demoniac | demoniacs [plural] | daemoniac [sense-specific] | dæmoniac [sense-specific] | demonic [synonym, sense-specific]

possessed or controlled by a demon. | Of or pertaining to demons; demonic. | One who is possessed or controlled by a demon. (21 of 56 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/demoniac

New World Dictionary:

demoniac | demoniacal [sense-specific] | demoniacally [adverb, related]

possessed or influenced by a demon | of a demon or demons | like or characteristic of a demon; fiendish; frenzied | a person supposedly possessed by a ... (25 of 46 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demoniac

Random House Dictionary:

demoniac | daemonian [sense-specific] | demonian [sense-specific, synonym]

of, pertaining to, or like a demon; demonic. | possessed by or as by an evil spirit; raging; frantic. | a person seemingly possessed by a demon or ... (26 of 42 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/demoniac

Macmillan British Dictionary:

demonic | demoniac | demonically [adverb, related]

connected with demons, or like a demon (7 of 36 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/demonic

Cambridge Dictionary:

demoniacal [formal] | demoniac | demoniacally [adverb, derived]

wild and evil (3 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demoniacal

Encarta Dictionary:

demoniac | demoniacal

resembling or characteristic of a supposed evil spirit | evil or wicked in character or nature | Same as demonic (sense 2) (20 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603654​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

demoniac

First use: about 1400

Origin: (adjective) "possessed, insane", earlier (late 14th century) as a noun, "one who is possessed", from Late Latin daemoniacus (about 200), from ... (23 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=demoniac

American Heritage Dictionary:

demoniac

Origin: Middle English demoniak, from Late Latin daemoniacus, from Greek *daimoniakos, from daimonios, of a spirit, from daimōn, divine power; see "demon".

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Oxford Dictionary:

demoniac

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French demoniaque, from ecclesiastical Latin daemoniacus, from daemonium "lesser or evil spirit" (see "demon1")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/demoniac

New World Dictionary:

demoniac

Origin: Middle English demoniak from ecclesiastical Late Latin daemoniacus from Greek daimoniakos

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demoniac

Wiktionary:

demoniac | demoniacs [plural]

Origin: Latin daemoniacus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/demoniac

Merriam-Webster:

demoniac [entry 1, adjective] | demoniacal

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English demoniak, from Late Latin daemoniacus, from Greek daimoniakos, from daimon-, daimōn

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/demoniac

Encarta Dictionary:

demoniac

First use: 14th century

Origin: late Latin daemoniacus from Latin daemon

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603654​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

demoniac

Audio: British English pronunciation of "demoniac"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demoniac

Macmillan British Dictionary:

demonic

Audio: British English pronunciation of demoniac

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/demonic

Macmillan American Dictionary:

demonic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "demoniac"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/demonic

the Free Dictionary:

demoniac

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "demoniac"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "demoniac" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/demoniac

Google Dictionary:

demoniac | demoniacs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "demoniac"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

demoniac

Audio: North American pronunciation of "demoniac"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=demoni​01 word=demoniac

YourDictionary Audio:

demoniac

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "demoniac" by speech synthesizer

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