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1. The study of demons.
2. Belief in demons.
3. A list or catalog of one's enemies: "As the years passed [the magazine's] demonology expanded to include Bolsheviks, radicals, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, Government work programs or aid programs of any kind" (Maggie Nichols).

de′mon·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), de′mon·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
de′mon·ol′o·gist n.
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1. (Theology) Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
2. a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteem: the place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology.
demonological, demonologic adj
ˌdemonˈologist n
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(ˌdi məˈnɒl ə dʒi)

1. the study of demons.
2. belief in demons.
3. a list of foes.
de`mon•ol′o•gist, n.
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1. the study of demons or superstitions about demons.
2. the doctrine of demons. Also demonography. — demonologist, n. — demonologic, demonological, adj.
See also: Demons
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[ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ] Ndemonología f
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True, if you've looked up anything about the film, you'll find out that it's a Jewish writer and director who's made a film about Catholic demonology, something Aster jokes he can do because he doesn't feel guilty about it.
"Intense sexual desire is the greatest thing in the world (Eurydice in the Underworld [1997])." "Murderers know nothing about fashion (My Mother: Demonology [1993])."
While the demonology makes this book stand out, it is sometimes overly graphic.