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Meaning of DEMONIAC

Pronunciation:  di'mownee`ak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
  2. [adj]  resembling or suggesting possession by a demon; "demoniac energy"; "a demoniacal fit"
  3. [adj]  in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

DEMONIAC is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: agitated, amok, amuck, berserk, demoniacal, insane, possessed(p)
 See Also: demon, devil, fiend, monster, ogre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*mo"ni*ac\, Demoniacal \Dem`o*ni"a*cal\ (?; 277), a.
    [L. daemoniacus, fr. daemon; cf. F. d['e]moniaque. See
    1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil
       spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal
             Sarcastic, demoniacal laughter.       --Thackeray.
    2. Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as,
       demoniac or demoniacal power. ``Demoniac frenzy.''
  2. \De*mo"ni*ac\, n.
    1. A human being possessed by a demon or evil spirit; one
       whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.
             The demoniac in the gospel was sometimes cast into
             the fire.                             --Bates.
    2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Anabaptists who maintain
       that the demons or devils will finally be saved.
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