Pronunciation of Daemon
/dˈiːmən/, /dˈiːmən/, /d_ˈiː_m_ə_n/
Synonyms for daemon:
evil spirit (noun)
beast, demon, dragon, dwarf, fiend, freak, ghoul, gnome, goblin, hellcat, hellion, hobgoblin, imp, incubus, lamia, monster, nymph, ogre, satyr, siren, specter, spirit, sprite, succubus, sylph, vampire, werewolf, Genie, Nixie, archfiend, hell hound, hell-raiser.
apparition, bugaboo, bugbear, chimera, dracula, frankenstein, ghost, ghoul, hobgoblin, horror, illusion, incubus, monster, myth, nightmare, ogre, phantom, shadow, specter, spirit, succubus, terror, vampire, werewolf, Phantasm, bogey man.
Sense 1 (noun)
evil spirit (noun)
apparition, appearance, banshee, bugaboo, bugbear, chimera, demon, dracula, frankenstein, ghost, ghoul, haunt, hobgoblin, horror, illusion, incubus, kelpie, monster, myth, nightmare, ogre, phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, soul, specter, spook, succubus, terror, vampire, vision, visitor, werewolf, wraith, zombie, Eidolon, Manes, Phantasm, revenant, bogey man, devil, ethereal being, incorporeal being.
allah, almighty, creator, deity, demigod, divinity, father, holiness, holy spirit, idol, jehovah, lord, maker, master, numen, omnipotent, power, prime mover, providence, spirit, totem, tutelary, yahweh, Jah, King of Kings, god, absolute being, all knowing, all powerful, divine being, infinite spirit, universal life force, world spirit.
bigfoot, boogeyman, centaur, dryad, faun, ghostly, gorgon, gremlin, griffin, mermaid, nessie, phoenix, pixie, poltergeist, sasquatch, unicorn, wraith, wyvern, yeti, Jinn, bunyip, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter bunny, the Loch Ness monster.
Usage examples for daemon:
- This daemon has no necessary name: a man may be named after him 'Oreibasius', 'Belonging to the Mountain Dancer', just as others may be named 'Apollonius' or 'Dionysius'. - "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.
- Was there really, then, as the ancients thought, a Daemon that liked to play with men, as men liked to stir an earwig and turn it over and put a foot on it in the end? - "The Dark Flower", John Galsworthy.
- This idea of himself as a spectre seems to have accompanied him much in the way that the daemon did Socrates, and to have served in a similar manner as a warning to him. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.