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bewitchment

[ bih-wich ]SEE DEFINITION OF bewitchment

Synonyms for bewitchment

  • enchantment
  • hymn
  • abracadabra
  • chant
  • charm
  • conjuration
  • conjuring
  • formula
  • hex
  • hocus-pocus
  • hoodoo
  • invocation
  • necromancy
  • rune
  • sorcery
  • voodoo
  • witchcraft
  • wizardry
  • ala kazam
  • black magic
  • mumbo-jumbo
  • open sesame
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Antonyms for bewitchment

  • reality
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEWITCHMENT

May the bewitchment through the charm of Ea be peeled off like an onion.

It was my Father's Bewitchment that made the only real trouble.

She became an innocent siren, studying ways of bewitchment, of endearment.

The ritual set forth water as a purification for some bewitchment.

I cannot promise more than that, now can I, for any bewitchment?

Somers was encouraged to name the contrivers of his bewitchment.

He gave it as his opinion that the bewitchment of the two girls was genuine.

Had some share of his bewitchment In the stupor that came on them?

There is for many Americans a bewitchment in a foreign brogue.

Bewitchment I take to be the approach of the real to our ideal.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, biwicchen, from be- + Old English wiccian "to enchant, to practice witchcraft" (see witch). Literal at first, figurative sense of "to fascinate" is from 1520s. *Bewiccian may well have existed in Old English, but it is not attested. Related: Bewitched; bewitching; bewitchingly.

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