Anyone who denies the existence of demons or the Devil.
agathodemon, agathodaemon; agathosdemon, agathosdaemon (s) (noun)
; agathodemons; agathodaemons; agathosdemons; agathosdaemons (pl)
1. In Greek religion, a good divinity or genius and a deity of good fortune, sometimes in the form of a serpent: Primitive Greek belief sometimes regarded domestic snakes as agathodemons, the reincarnations of ancestors as spirits friendly to the household. An antonym of "cacodemon".
2. In Hermetic literature, a being regarded in part as a divinity, in part as a traditional teacher: He, the agathodemon, received a libation of pure wine at the end of each meal. In Hellenistic, and in later times, he was associated with Tyche, the goddess of luck, as a somewhat impersonal providence. He also has been portrayed as a serpent or as a young man with a horn of plenty and a bowl in one hand and a poppy and ears of corn in the other hand.
Regarding a good beneficent divinity: Susan read in her story book that an agathodemonic spirit would be awaiting the orphan at the end of her journey.
, more antidemoniac, most antidemoniac
Regarding anything effective against evil spirits: Jane decided to plan an antidemoniac protest march to contend against evil supernatural beings that some people still believed in.
cacodaemonomania (s) (noun)
, cacodaemonomanias (pl)
An obsession that someone is convinced that he or she is inhabited by a demon, or possessed of and controlled by a devil or some other evil spirit.
cacodemon, cacodaemon (s) (noun)
; cacodemons, cacodaemons (pl)
An evil spirit or a devil: Jim's teenage daughter, Maxine, woke up crying after having a particularly scary dream about cacodemons, apparently because of the horror movie she had been watching on TV that evening.
A condition whereby a person is believed to be possessed by an evil spirit.
cacodemoniac (s) (noun)
, cacodemoniacs (pl)
Someone who is controlled by an evil spirit: It was only a few hundred years ago when cacodemoniacs; especially, women were burned at the stake by those who thought they were malicious demons.
A reference to, or relating to, evil spirits.
1. A reference to an evil, or bad, spirit, devil, or demon.
2. Relating to, involving, or resembling demons; demoniac.
cacodemonomania (s) (noun)
, cacodemonomanias (pl)
An abnormal mental condition in which the patient claims to be possessed by an evil spirit or demon: The psychiatrist was trying to cure Ashton of his cacodemonomania before he became too delusional and might kill himself.
1. A mythological being that is part-god and part-human.
2. A mythological guardian spirit or a spirit that is supposed to take care of a person or place.
3. A piece of computer software that carries out background tasks; such as, filtering or debugging, at fixed intervals or in response to specific events.
4. One of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief.
"A daemon and a demon are not one and the same thing. It is daemon, in its Platonic sense of a being intermediary between gods and men, not demon with its Judaeo-Christian import of an unclean, evil, or malignant spirit that we must keep in mind."
1. Befitting a demon; fiendish.
2. Motivated by a spiritual force or genius; inspired.
daemonophobia, demonophobia (s) (noun)
; daemonophobias, demonophobias (pl)
An intensive fear of demons, such as evil spirits, goblins, etc.: Some people are still obsessed with daemonophobia
in their dreams concerning witches and ghosts and, as a result, wake up suddenly in terror.
People who suffer from demonophobia have an immense terror of being strongly influenced or controlled by those wicked non-human creatures to commit terrible acts.
The practice of magic with the help of demons.