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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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