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demonnoun

uk   /ˈdiː.mən/  us   /ˈdiː.mən/
[C] an evil spirit
[C usually singular] approving a person who does a particular activity with great skill or energy: She works like a demon. Stefan has a demon serve.
[C] a person who behaves very badly: humorous That's the last time I take care of her kids - I'll be glad when the little demons go home.
[C] a negative feeling that causes you to worry or behave badly: She had her demons and, later in life, they drove her to drink.
(Definition of demon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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demonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdi·mən/
an evil spirit
(Definition of demon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “demon”
in Vietnamese ma quỷ…
in Spanish demonio…
in Malaysian hantu…
in Thai ปีศาจ…
in French démon…
in German der Dämon…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡魔,魔鬼, 技法純熟者, 幹勁十足的人…
in Russian демон, дьявол…
in Turkish cin, kötü ruh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶魔,魔鬼, 技法纯熟者, 劲头儿很足的人…
in Indonesian iblis…
in Polish demon…
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