from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Befitting a demon; fiendish.
- adj. Motivated by a spiritual force or genius; inspired.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to demons or evil spirits; demoniac.
- adj. Pertaining to dæmons in ancient Greek thought; concerning supernatural ‘genius’.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or like a demon; demoniac. Also dæmonic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
They were sent to school by their parents or guardians for a better future but they were more interested in demonic activities than that which their parents intended.
Isn't it a possibility, for those who believe in demonic possession?
Neverlethess, the phrase demonic possession is used almost exclusively by people who believe in the existence of demonic spirits, and their ability to dominate the behavior of people who admit the influence of demonic powers into their lives.
I guess for someone who doesn’t put much stock in demonic power over me, it just seemed a bit silly.
We wondered if the religious aspect of treatment for what the church defines as demonic possession, but the secular and legal world is more likely to define as a psychologically-based disorder, creates legal complications for secular authorities.
If there were ever anything to be associated with what some call demonic, legalism is surely it.
I can only make sense of this by invoking the idea of demonic possession: evil enters into these people, takes them over.
Edward A. Hoffman says: ...the notion of demonic possession strikes me as about as sensible as the notion of werewolves, vampires, or witches.
This sort of action sounds quite silly to me, since the notion of demonic possession strikes me as about as sensible as the notion of werewolves, vampires, or witches.
This sort of action sounds quite silly to me, since the notion of demonic possession strikes me as about as sensible as the notion of werewolves, vampires