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English noun: demon

1. demon (person) an evil supernatural being


Synonymsdaemon, daimon, devil, fiend


Broader (hypernym)evil spirit


Narrower (hyponym)dibbuk, dybbuk, incubus, succuba, succubus

2. demon (person) a cruel wicked and inhuman person


Synonymsdevil, fiend, monster, ogre


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)demoniac

3. demon (person) someone extremely diligent or skillful


SamplesHe worked like a demon to finish the job on time.
She's a demon at math.


Broader (hypernym)actor, doer, worker









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