Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to, or having the nature of, a demon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or having the nature of, a demon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the qualities or characteristics of a demon.

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Examples

  • Bathsheba's beauty belonged rather to the demonian than to the angelic school, she never looked so well as when she was angry -- and particularly when the effect was heightened by a rather dashing velvet dress, carefully put on before a glass.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • I dawdled along therefore, thinking only to greet the place, walk with the stream, and lie in the meadow, sacred with the shadow of her demonian presence.

    The Flight of the Shadow

  • Bathsheba’s beauty belonged rather to the demonian than to the angelic school, she never looked so well as when she was angry — and particularly when the effect was heightened by a rather dashing velvet dress, carefully put on before a glass.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

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