demon

[หˆdiหmษ™n]

demon Definition

  • 1an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell
  • 2a cruel, wicked, or destructive person or thing

Using demon: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "demon" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The priest performed an exorcism to drive out the demon from the possessed girl.

  • Example

    He is a demon on the tennis court, never giving up until he wins.

  • Example

    The company's financial troubles were caused by the demon of greed.

  • Example

    She fought her inner demons and overcame her addiction.

demon Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for demon

Antonyms for demon

Idioms Using demon

  • a person who is very diligent and hardworking

    Example

    She is a demon for work, always putting in extra hours to get things done.

  • a difficult or unpleasant experience

    Example

    We had a demon of a time trying to fix the broken car.

  • a person's innermost fears, doubts, or negative emotions

    Example

    She struggled with the demon within, trying to overcome her anxiety and depression.

Phrases with demon

  • alcoholic beverages that are considered to be addictive or harmful

    Example

    He lost his job because of his addiction to demon drink.

  • demon lover

    a malevolent supernatural being that takes the form of a human lover

    Example

    The story of the demon lover has been told for centuries in many cultures.

  • an intense feeling of envy or resentment towards someone

    Example

    Her success was always overshadowed by the demon of jealousy in her colleagues.

Origins of demon

from Latin 'daemon', meaning 'spirit' or 'god'

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Summary: demon in Brief

The term 'demon' [หˆdiหmษ™n] refers to an evil spirit or devil, often associated with possession or torment in hell. It can also describe a cruel or destructive person or thing, as in 'The company's financial troubles were caused by the demon of greed.' The phrase 'demon drink' denotes alcoholic beverages that are considered addictive or harmful, while idioms like 'a demon for work' and 'the demon within' convey diligence and inner struggles.

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