Definition of cacodemon in US English:

cacodemon

noun

rare
  • A malevolent spirit or person.

    • ‘This switch opens the way to the exit, but will start another assault of pain-elementals and cacodemons.’
    • ‘One way cacodemons like to cause trouble in our world is by fathering babies.’
    • ‘When you pick up the supplies on the catwalk a cacodemon will appear.’
    • ‘All cacodemons throughout the level must be handled in this way.’
    • ‘It is said that one of the cacodaemons who appeared to Cassius was a man of large stature, and of a black hue.’
    • ‘Crush two cacodemons and proceed downstairs to face more soldiers and a revenant.’
    • ‘Cacodemon reproduction has not yet been observed, and youth specimens of cacodemon have never been found.’
    • ‘There are 1024 greater cacodaemons and a lot more smaller demons.’
    • ‘Hordes of lost souls, cacodemons and commandos will be a real pain in the next part.’
    • ‘Record of an astral contact describing the use of the Enochian Temple to invoke the cacodemons of the Enochian system.’
    • ‘Although they're hovering, the cacodemons can be lured into chokepoints like doorways and halls.’
    • ‘After their expulsion, the cacodaemons endeavored to settle down in various parts of the earth, but were always rejected, and out of revenge found pleasure in destroying the inhabitants of the earth.’
    • ‘Most of its passages were very skinny, much too skinny for the cacodaemons I'd populated it with.’
    • ‘The grander, more spacious architecture is accompanied by a greater emphasis on the more heavyweight monsters, like cacodemons and mancubi, especially in the outdoor areas.’
    • ‘Margaret calls him ‘cacodemon’ and ‘devil’, and any unity that the characters have on stage is temporary and superficial.’
    demon, little devil, devil, fiend
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Greek kakodaimōn, from kakos ‘bad’ + daimōn ‘spirit’.

Pronunciation

cacodemon

/ˌkakəˈdēmən//ˌkækəˈdimən/