demoniacal


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Synonyms for demoniacal

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

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We could Saif-ly say that the one good thing which came out of Tashan was Saif's relationship with Kareena (which is more than what the director's demoniacal dud Thugs Of Hindostan has to redeem itself).
I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited; where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
A third great war would almost surely have ensued, had not the appalling power of nuclear weaponry deterred the demoniacal and non-demoniacal alike.
1 took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.").
Applying the criterion of verisimilitude, we can distinguish between "realistic" utopias and "fantastic" utopias, both on the positive, "eudemonic" or paradisiacal side of the axis and on the negative, "demoniacal" or nightmarish side.
An 1842 Chinese Repository article records that in Guangzhou Westerners were imagined "as strange as can be well conceived, almost akin to the demoniacal natures ascribed to ghouls and genii in Arabian story" (325-26).
Some demoniacal abortionists have even murdered healthy babies while they are being born by stabbing them in the back of their necks with surgical scissors to cut their spinal cords.
demoniacal. It was no doubt the latter that Nero loved.
As the love-smitten sociopath, Bajpayee instills inner reserves of wicked unexpectedness in scenes that seem to be written to accentuate the demoniacal duffer's embarrassing attempts to be romantic.
The earliest theorist of magic realism, Franz Roh, described its "miracle of an apparent persistence and duration in the midst of a demoniacal flux" (21).
I took refuge in the court-yard belonging to the house which I inhabited; where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
At least the anger is strong enough, loud enough to make our rulers wake up to the weakness of our laws in confronting a malaise that has acquired demoniacal proportions.
Not just for theatrical purposes but for gothic purposes, these dramatists stressed and embellished ideas that in the novel had been barely suggested, ideas that include "the demoniacal aspects of the Creature, the alchemical dimension of Frankenstein's experiments, and the sinister context of [Frankenstein's] laboratory" (14).
Having bequeathed him a curiously paradoxicalname (god-like but demoniacal) that seems to have rendered him alwaysguilty of something and engulfed by a sense of dread from birth,Damon's mother constantly berates him for his sorry performanceas husband and father.