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magic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of magic

  1. 1 being or appearing to be under a magic spell <a magic castle in which even the furniture comes to life> Synonyms bewitched, charmed, entranced, enchanted, magical, spellboundRelated Words cursed (also curst), jinxed, possessed; dreamy, fairy, fairylike; fantastic (also fantastical), miraculous, utopian, wondrous; hypnotized, mesmerized; bedazzled, captivated, fascinated

  2. 2 having seemingly supernatural qualities or powers <truth seekers of all sorts seem to be attracted to this magic spot in the desert> Synonyms mystic, magical, numinous, occult, weirdRelated Words bewitched, enchanted, spellbound; bewitching, charming, conjuring, enchanting, wiling; amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, extraordinary, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), miraculous, portentous, stunning, stupendous, sublime, wondrous; divining, forecasting, foreknowing, foreseeing, foretelling, fortune-telling, predicting, presaging, prognosticating, prophesying, soothsaying; metaphysical, preternatural, unearthly; paranormal, supernormalNear Antonyms commonplace, everyday, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday




magic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of magic

  1. 1 the power to control natural forces through supernatural means <he claimed that he could summon a storm through magic> Synonyms bewitchery, bewitchment, conjuring, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, enchantment, ensorcellment, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, thaumaturgy, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry Related Words abracadabra, amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), mascot, periapt, phylactery, talisman; conjuration, glamour (also glamor), incantation, spell; curse, hex, jinx; augury, crystal gazing, divination, divining, forecasting, foreknowing, foreseeing, foretelling, fortune-telling, predicting, presaging, prognosticating, prophesying, soothsaying, sortilege; hexerei, hoodoo, occultism, spiritualism; augur, omen; exorcism; alchemy Near Antonyms science

  2. 2 the art or skill of performing tricks or illusions for entertainment <hired an entertainer to perform magic for their child's 10th birthday party> Synonyms conjuring, hocus-pocus, legerdemain, prestidigitation Related Words deception, deceptiveness, trickery Phrases sleight of hand

  3. 3 the power of irresistible attraction <a leader so charismatic that his appeal was like magic> Synonyms allure, animal magnetism, appeal, attractiveness, captivation, charisma, duende, enchantment, fascination, force field, glamour (also glamor), charm, magnetism, oomph, pizzazz (or pizazz), seductiveness, witcheryRelated Words allurement, attraction, call, lure, seduction; agreeableness, darlingness, delightfulness, desirability, desirableness, niceness, pleasantness, pleasingness, sweetness; sex appealNear Antonyms disagreeableness, distastefulness, obnoxiousness, offensiveness, unpleasantnessAntonyms repulsion, repulsiveness





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