- Satan is an example of a demon.
- An evil murderer is an example of a demon.
- A great video game player who is very enthusiastic is an example of a video game demon.
The definition of a demon is an evil spirit or a person or thing who is evil, or a person who does something with great enthusiasm and skill.
- daemon (senses & )
- a devil; evil spirit
- a person or thing regarded as evil, cruel, etc.: the demon of jealousy
- a person who has great energy or skill: a demon at golf
- an enthusiast or devotee, or one who indulges to excess: a speed demon on the highway
Origin of demonMiddle English from L: see daemon
- An evil supernatural being; a devil.
- A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: the demon of drug addiction.
- One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: worked away like a demon; a real demon at math.
- Variant of daimon
Origin of demonMiddle English from Late Latin daemōn from Latin spirit from Greek daimōn divine power ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
- An evil spirit.
- A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
- One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
- (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place, household, or individual.
- A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
- The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
- Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
- He’s a demon at the card tables.
- (figuratively) Anything with malevolent effects.
- the demon drink
OriginSee also: démon