demonology

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dē′mə nolə jē)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•mon•ol•o•gy  (dē′mə nolə jē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
  2. belief in demons.
  3. a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.
Also,  daemonology.  de•mon•o•log•ic  (dē′mə nolə jē),USA pronunciation  de′mon•o•logi•cal, adj.  de′mon•o•logi•cal•ly, adv. 
de′mon•olo•gist, n. 
  • 1590–1600; demono- + -logy

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
demonology /ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ/ n
  1. 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

ˌdemonˈologist n
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