demon

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  • daemon, dæmon (these spellings are generally only found for the senses of "inner spirit" and "divinity of Greek mythology")

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Singular
demon

Plural
demons

  1. (countable)} A demon is an evil spirit.
  2. (countable) A demon is a fallen angel or satanic being; a false god.
  3. (countable) A demon is a person's inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  4. (countable) A demon is a flaw in a person's character.
    The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.

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