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Definition of "demon" []

  • An evil supernatural being; a devil. (noun)
  • A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: the demon of drug addiction. (noun)
  • One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: worked away like a demon; a real demon at math. (noun)
  • Variant of daimon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "demon" in a sentence
  • "Maybe Myles understood, even if he refused to utter the word demon."
  • "Plato tells us that this intimation, which he spoke of as his demon, never prompted him to any act, but occasionally interfered to prevent him or his friends from proceeding in any thing that would have been attended with injurious consequences."
  • "There are times when you just have to let whatever demon is troubling you inside out and there are times to take meds that will stop the flow."