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"demon" in British English

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demonnoun

uk   us   /ˈdiː.mən/
[C] an ​evilspirit [C usually singular] approving a ​person who does a ​particularactivity with ​greatskill 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 ​negativefeeling that ​causes you to ​worry or ​behavebadly: 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 ​evilspirit
(Definition of demon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “demon”
in Spanish demonio…
in Vietnamese ma quỷ…
in Malaysian hantu…
in Thai ปีศาจ…
in French démon…
in German der Dämon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶魔,魔鬼, 技法纯熟者, 劲头儿很足的人…
in Turkish cin, kötü ruh…
in Russian демон, дьявол…
in Indonesian iblis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡魔,魔鬼, 技法純熟者, 幹勁十足的人…
in Polish demon…
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