evil spirit


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Related to evil spirit: black magic, Demons, Holy Spirit, Demonic spirits
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harmevil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm  
bad fairy - a fairy that tends to cause harm
bogey, bogie, bogy - an evil spirit
daemon, daimon, demon, devil, fiend - an evil supernatural being
cacodaemon, cacodemon - an evil spirit
ghoul - an evil spirit or ghost
goblin, hob, hobgoblin - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
kelpie, kelpy - (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
lamia, vampire - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
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And already, ye higher men--let me tickle you with this complimentary and flattering name, as he himself doeth--already doth mine evil spirit of deceit and magic attack me, my melancholy devil,
Just then she looked out of the window and saw him coming, and it seemed as if an evil spirit entered into her, for she snatched the apple out of her little daughter's hand, and said, 'You shall not have one before your brother.
I suppose I was really out of my mind and what in the middle ages would have been called "possessed" by an evil spirit.
It was as if an evil spirit possessed the child, and had just then peeped forth in mockery.
And she felt that beside the love that bound them together there had grown up between them some evil spirit of strife, which she could not exorcise from his, and still less from her own heart.
An evil spirit has been among us, and the Delaware has blinded our eyes.
Craving your pardon, young sir," said the venerable Selectman, "let not an evil spirit enter into your words.
presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at Masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit that threatened him.
The evil spirit in him was plainly subdued--for the time, at least.
He believed that there were evil spirits all about the world.
He hunts with evil spirits," some of the people contended, "wherefore his hunting is rewarded.
Then of a sudden the cock crew, and all the evil spirits vanished.