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.
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.
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.
Sleep fled from my eyes; I wandered like an evil spirit, for I had committed deeds of mischief beyond description horrible, and more, much more (I persuaded myself) was yet behind.
Don't name it, sir," said the clergyman; "you had a perfect right to resent my questions, and I enjoy meeting young men of spirit; but not when it's an evil spirit, such as, I fear, possesses your friend
It was nearly two hours before day-break; that time which in the autumn of the year, may be truly called the dead of night; when the streets are silent and deserted; when even sounds appear to slumber, and profligacy and riot have staggered home to dream; it was at this still and silent hour, that Fagin sat watching in his old lair, with face so distorted and pale, and eyes so red and blood-shot, that he looked less like a man, than like some hideous phantom, moist from the grave, and worried by an evil spirit.
There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none.
I think it is merely an overgrown porcupine, but here in Oz they consider Chiss an evil spirit.
When the evil spirit has once taken hold of the heart of man, it urges him on, without letting him stop.