Definitions

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  • n. Wicked or malevolent spirit as opposed to agathodemon (a good spirit).
  • n. Twelfth astrological House, from which only evil prognostics are alleged to proceed.
  • n. nightmare

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an evil spirit

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek κακοδαίμων, combination of: κακός (kakós, "bad, evil") and δαίμων (daimōn, "divinity, genius"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Pipes entered into this opinion the more willingly, as he had all along believed the senior to be a sort of wizard, or some cacodaemon, whom it was not very creditable to be acquainted with.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • "And just when I had got it nearly ashore, by the very place where you are sitting, on that shelving bank, young man, the line broke, and the perch twisted himself among those roots, and -- cacodaemon that he was -- ran off, hook and all.

    My Novel — Volume 06

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