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A cruel, evil, or unmanageable person
“Why did he go from nearly human to cruel demon in a heartbeat?”
A forceful or skilful performer of a specified activity
“York trumpeter Greg Wadman heads for Scarborough Jazz on Tuesday, with demon guitarist Trevor Holroyd.”
A source of persistent emotional distress
“… a man who was finally able to conquer his demons and kick his drug habit.”
A powerful, often destructive compulsion or obsession
“I intend to say that he has every right not to be more forthcoming but some Freudian demon prompts me to say that he has every reason not to.”
An evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell
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