Antonyms for wizards

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And the wizards was untied and fed up and given the best house in town to live in.

He remembered, as he stumbled and fell forward, that the Japanese were wizards with their hands.

They disappeared into a world of wizards, werewolves, and magic spells.

The wizards evidently felt that a bad quarter of an hour was coming.

Pharaoh has been smitten by some foul spell of the Prince Abi, or of his wizards.

Are you forgetting that his family has always been well known for its wizards and witches?

The imprisoned witches and wizards were reprieved and set free.

All round the coast the witches and wizards were busy manufacturing their spells.

The king left his daughter, and, deeply concerned, sought his wizards.

They had magical spells, and sorceresses, and wizards—and we have only our poor selves.


mid-15c., "philosopher, sage," from Middle English wys "wise" (see wise (adj.)) + -ard. Cf. Lithuanian zynyste "magic," zynys "sorcerer," zyne "witch," all from zinoti "to know." The ground sense is perhaps "to know the future." The meaning "one with magical power" did not emerge distinctly until c.1550, the distinction between philosophy and magic being blurred in the Middle Ages. As a slang word meaning "excellent" it is recorded from 1922.