demoniacal demoniacal

Definition(s):

  • (adj) frenzied as if possessed by a demon

Usage(s):

  1. They have a demoniacal urge to grow and an equally demoniacal urge to battle an opposing crowd.
  2. Before the War, visitors to Essen stood aghast at the monstrous flame-belching foundries hastily proceeding with their grotesquely demoniacal output.
  3. There were the demoniacal Commandos ashore, blowing up pumping stations, bridges, buildings.

Quotes

  1. Bagnasco spoke a day after former foreign minister Massimo D'Alema, a leftist, warned national Church leaders against succumbing to "the demoniacal temptation of seeking power" by entering into a pact with the new conservative government.
    on May 26, 2008 By: Massimo D Alema Source: Reuters

  2. "We had to surmise," said Karloff later, "that brain after brain had been tried in that poor skull, inserted and taken out again. That is why we built up the forehead to convey the impression of demoniacal surgery. Then we found the eyes were...
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Boris Karloff Source: The Guardian

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