Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 980. Evil Spirits.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
1. Superhuman Beings and Regions
980. Evil Spirits.
NOUN:demon, fiend, devil (Satan) [See Satan]; evil genius, familiar, familiar spirit; bad -, unclean-spirit; cacodæmon or cacodemon, incubus, succubus and succuba; dæva or deev, bad peri, afreet, lamia, barghest or barguest; ogre, ogress, ghoul, vampire, harpy; Fury, the Furies, the Erinyes, the Eumenides; Titan; Friar Rush.
  imp, bad fairy, sprite, jinni or jinnee (pl. jin), genius (pl. genii), flibbertigibbet, ouphe, dwarf, troll, urchin, Cluricaune.
  changeling, elf-child, auf, oaf; were-wolf, loup-garou [F.]; satyr.
  ELEMENTAL, sylph, gnome, salamander, nymph [Rosicrucian].
  SIREN, nixie, undine, Lorelei.
  BUGBEAR, bugaboo, bogy or bogey or bogie, bug [obs.], poker [rare], goblin, hobgoblin, boggart or boggard.
  DEMONOLOGY, demonry (diabolism) [See Satan].
ADJECTIVE:demoniac, demoniacal, fiendish, fiendlike, evil, ghoulish; pokerish [colloq., U. S.], bewitched.
  1. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.—Bible
  2. To another [is given] discerning of spirits.—Bible
  3. Whence and what art thou, execrable shape?—Paradise Lost



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