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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell;
- Example: "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"
- Example: "fires lit up a diabolic scene"
- Example: "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"
- Example: "a fiendish despot"
- Example: "hellish torture"
- Example: "infernal instruments of war"
- Example: "satanic cruelty"
- Example: "unholy grimaces"
[syn: demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Demonic \De*mo"nic\, a. [L. daemonicus, Gr. daimoniko`s.] Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac. "Demonic ambushes." --Lowell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

demonic adj 1: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces" [syn: demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy]