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An evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell
“A demon appeared unto the Prince of the Eastern Indians in a shape that had some resemblance to Mr. Eliot, or an English minister.”
A cruel, evil, or unmanageable person
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“Some consider the lawyer to be the typical knave, the arch-villain, the perjured monster, the heartless demon of our social system.”
A powerful, almost spiritual, but 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 emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
“How am I to survive an entire six months without having any feelings for him? That was my personal demon to conquer as I fell asleep against his arms.”
A highly-skilled performer of a specified activity
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“Mike Scaccia is a demon on the guitar. He has to be one of the most technical guitar players in the genre.”
An imaginary creature meant to inspire fear in children
A person, especially a child, who is mischievous in a likable or amusing way
A police officer or member of law enforcement
An energetic and sometimes unpredictable person
Showing great dexterity or skill
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Proper noun
The supreme evil spirit in the Abrahamic religions
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