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witch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of witch

  1. 1 a woman believed to have often harmful supernatural powers the 17th-century house had once belonged to a woman who was hanged as a witch Synonyms enchantress, hag, hex, sorceress Related Words charmer, conjurer (or conjuror), enchanter, necromancer, voodoo, voodooist; magician, sorcerer, warlock, wizard

  2. 2 a mean or ugly old woman a foul-tempered old witch who is constantly at odds with her neighbors Synonyms beldam (or beldame), carline (or carlin) [chiefly Scottish], hag, hellcat, trot, croneRelated Words harpy, shrew, virago

  3. 3 a person skilled in using supernatural forces freakish storms that were once thought to be the work of witches Synonyms charmer, conjurer (or conjuror), enchanter, mage, Magian, magus, necromancer, sorcerer, voodoo, voodooist, magician, wizardRelated Words enchantress, hag, hex, sorceress; warlock; occultist; thaumaturge, thaumaturgist, theurgist, wonder-worker; medicine man, shaman, shamanist, witch doctor; crystal gazer, diviner, foreseer, fortune-teller, prognosticator, prophesier, prophet, seer, soothsayer; medium; exorciser, exorcist


witch

verb, archaic

Synonyms and Antonyms of witch

  1. to attract or delight as if by magic the woman did witch me with her gentle smile Synonyms allure, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, charm [archaic]Related Words disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, wooNear Antonyms disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary


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