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DEMON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does demon mean? 

DEMON (noun)
  The noun DEMON has 3 senses:

1. one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief
2. a cruel wicked and inhuman person
3. someone extremely diligent or skillful

  Familiarity information: DEMON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEMON (noun)


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Meaning:

One of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

daemon; daimon; demon; devil; fiend

Hypernyms ("demon" is a kind of...):

evil spirit (a spirit tending to cause harm)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "demon"):

incubus (a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women)

succuba; succubus (a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men)

dibbuk; dybbuk ((Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior)


Sense 2demon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cruel wicked and inhuman person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fiend; ogre; demon; monster; devil

Hypernyms ("demon" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "demon"):

demoniac (someone who acts as if possessed by a demon)


Sense 3demon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone extremely diligent or skillful

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context examples:

he worked like a demon to finish the job on time / she's a demon at math

Hypernyms ("demon" is a kind of...):

actor; doer; worker (a person who acts and gets things done)


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