evil spirit

Definitions of evil spirit
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n a spirit tending to cause harm

Examples:
Mephistopheles
evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul
Types:
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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
incubus
a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus
a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk
(Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
Type of:
disembodied spirit, spirit
any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

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