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Synonyms for demonic

Synonyms for demonic

extremely evil or cruel

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Their looks were able to affect vital functions of the body or even to cause death so that they could easily be interpreted as a mythical metaphor of the demonical sacred world, or of the death itself.
In all cases, it was the popular fear of the Devil himself and the demonical conspiracy that pushed people to act against a real or imagined enemy.
or he can become a demonical grimace, an ape of God.
The presence of a demonical figure, be it referred to as Daitya, Varna or Mahisasura, (39) is indicative of the culmination of these performances, which enact the final triumph of the divine female over the demonic.
There, most often, the museum's perceived demonical and culturally imperialist structures are deconstructed by academics who rarely consider that the museum could have a life in the realm of popular culture.
27) Jews were not viewed as a danger to the nation, but schoolbooks throughout America employed stereotypical and demonical depictions of Jews to emphasize their singularity and to explain their dispersion.
Such a one "stands before the people as a demonical power to whose miracles they have no key" (W 7.
He emphasizes the handbooks of the preachers as a "vehicle for the transmission" of ancient ideas of the demonical (142).
He wrote a remarkable narrative of Charles Manson's demonical expliots called The Family (1971), which clearly relates to his abiding interest in "Investigative Poetry" (see the work of that title published in 1976) and the significant grounding in particulars to be found in all that he has written.