demoniacal :

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  • s  frenzied as if possessed by a demon

  • His face scrooches up into a demoniacal, teeth-baring grimace that makes him look like a dissipated Walt Disney wolf, or falls into sagging folds reminiscent of a despondent .
  • They have a demoniacal urge to grow and an equally demoniacal urge to battle an opposing crowd.
  • Misconceptions about "demoniacal possession," he reminded them, had played a "disastrous role" over the centuries.

  • Massimo D Alema in Reuters
    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.
  • Boris Karloff in The Guardian
    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...

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