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charm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of charm

  1. 1 something worn or kept to bring good luck or keep away evil an old cap that I use as a charm for whenever I play softball Synonyms of charm amulet, fetish (also fetich), mascot, mojo, periapt, phylactery, talisman Words Related to charm gris-gris (also grigri), juju, philter, toadstone; emblem, symbol, token, totem Near Antonyms of charm curse, hex, spell Antonyms of charm hoodoo, jinx

  2. 2 the power of irresistible attraction a young singer with the kind of charm that turns a performer into a star Synonyms of charm allure, animal magnetism, appeal, attractiveness, captivation, charisma, duende, enchantment, fascination, force field, glamour (also glamor), magic, magnetism, oomph, pizzazz (or pizazz), seductiveness, witchery Words Related to charm allurement, attraction, call, lure, seduction; agreeableness, darlingness, delightfulness, desirability, desirableness, niceness, pleasantness, pleasingness, sweetness; sex appeal Near Antonyms of charm disagreeableness, distastefulness, obnoxiousness, offensiveness, unpleasantness Antonyms of charm repulsion, repulsiveness

  3. 3 a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power recited a charm to make the prince fall in love with her Synonyms of charm abracadabra, bewitchment, spell, conjuration, enchantment, glamour (also glamor), hex, incantation, invocation, whammyWords Related to charm cantrip [chiefly Scottish], curse, jinx; bewitchery, conjuring, magic, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, voodoo, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry; amulet, spell, fetish (also fetich), phylactery, talisman

  4. 4 an ornament worn on a chain around the neck or wrist a dangling charm in the figure of a horse on her bracelet Synonyms of charm bangle, pendant, lavaliere (also lavalliere)Words Related to charm locket, teardrop


charm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of charm

  1. 1 to attract or delight as if by magic a quaint seaside village that charms all who visit it Synonyms of charm allure, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch [archaic] Words Related to charm disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, woo Near Antonyms of charm disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary

  2. 2 to cast a spell on in one version of the tale, it is a vengeful fairy who charms Sleeping Beauty so that she falls into a sleep for a hundred years Synonyms of charm bewitch, enchant, ensorcell (or ensorcel), hex, overlook, spell, strikeWords Related to charm curse, jinx, possess, voodoo; attract, beguile, captivate, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms of charm bless

Synonym Discussion of charm

attract, allure, charm, captivate, fascinate, enchant mean to draw another by exerting a powerful influence. attract applies to any degree or kind of ability to exert influence over another.
    • students attracted by the school's locale
allure implies an enticing by what is fair, pleasing, or seductive.
    • an alluring smile
charm implies the power of casting a spell over the person or thing affected and so compelling a response
    • charmed by their hospitality
, but it may, like captivate, suggest no more than evoking delight or admiration.
    • her performances captivated audiences
fascinate suggests a magical influence and tends to stress the ineffectiveness of attempts to resist.
    • a story that continues to fascinate children
enchant is perhaps the strongest of these terms in stressing the appeal of the agent and the degree of delight evoked in the subject.
    • hopelessly enchanted by her beauty


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