demoniacal

[ dih-moh-nee-ak, dee-muh-nahy-ak ]SEE DEFINITION OF demoniacal
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Demoniacal possession was a mania in France in the seventeenth century.

In the distance a coyote was making the night hideous with his demoniacal howlings.

They also believe in the existence of a demoniacal hierarchy.

It is now believed that the patient is free from all demoniacal attacks.

The completion of my demoniacal design became an insatiable passion.

Would you also create for yourself and the world a demoniacal enemy?

All other beings—divine and demoniacal—are to be dreaded, not worshipped.

True, they represent the gods themselves as demoniacal beings.

Opposed to him are hostile, demoniacal beings, who seek his destruction.

Gods are universally the result of a union of demoniacal and heroic elements.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "possessed, insane," earlier (late 14c.) as a noun, "one who is possessed," from Late Latin daemoniacus (c.200), from Greek daimoniakos "possessed by a demon," from diamon (see demon).

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