English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'magic'

(noun) 
Definition
the supposed power to make things happen by using supernatural means
Legends say that Merlin raised the stones by magic.
Synonyms
sorcery
The man swore never to practise sorcery again, and was released.
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wizardry
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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witchcraft
She was found guilty of witchcraft and burned at the stake.
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enchantment
an effective countercharm against enchantment by the faerie folk
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occultism
the revival of interest in occultism and practical magic
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black art
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spells
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necromancy
They were accused of using necromancy and the black arts.
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sortilege
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theurgy
(noun) 
Definition
tricks done to entertain
His secret hobby: performing magic.
Synonyms
conjuring
The show includes performances of conjuring, dancing, and exhibitions of strength.
, , , ,
smoke and mirrors
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jiggery-pokery (informal, mainly British)
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legerdemain
financial and legal legerdemain
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prestidigitation
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jugglery
(noun) 
Definition
any mysterious or extraordinary quality or power
The singer believes he can still regain some of his old magic.
Synonyms
charm
He was a man of great distinction and charm.
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glamour
Her air of mystery only added to her glamour.
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fascination
She had a charm and fascination all of her own.
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magnetism
There was no doubting the animal magnetism of the man.
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enchantment
The campsite had its own peculiar enchantment.
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allurement
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mojo (slang)
(noun) 
Definition
any mysterious or extraordinary quality or power
He showed some touches of football magic.
Synonyms
skill
The cut of a diamond depends on the skill of its craftsman.
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ability
Her drama teacher spotted her ability.
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talent
Both her children have a talent for music.
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expertise
the lack of management expertise within the company
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professionalism
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accomplishment
She can now add basketball to her list of accomplishments.
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deftness
a player who combines deftness of touch with superb technique
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skilfulness
(adjective) 
Definition
of magic
So it's a magic potion?
Synonyms
supernatural
evil spirits who looked like humans and possessed supernatural powers
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enchanted
fairy stories of enchanted forests
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occult
organizations which campaign against paganism and occult practices
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thaumaturgic (rare)
(adjective) 
Definition
unaccountably enchanting
Then came those magic moments in the rose-garden.
Synonyms
miraculous
The horse made a miraculous recovery.
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entrancing
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fascinating
Her stories were fascinating.
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magical
The island is a magical place to get married.
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magnetic
the magnetic pull of her looks
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enchanting
She's an absolutely enchanting child.
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bewitching
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spellbinding
He describes these ladies in spellbinding detail.
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sorcerous
(adjective) 
Definition
wonderful or marvellous
It was magic - one of the best days of my life.
Synonyms
marvellous
He certainly is a marvellous actor.
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wonderful
I've always thought he was a wonderful actor.
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excellent
We complimented him on doing an excellent job.
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brilliant (informal)
My sister's given me a brilliant book.
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fabulous (informal)
The scenery and weather were fabulous.
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terrific (informal)
What a terrific idea!
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fab (informal)
It's a fab place for a holiday.
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brill (informal)
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rad (informal)
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phat (slang)
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schmick (Australian, informal)
The band launch their schmick new CD next week.
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beaut (informal)
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barrie (Scottish, slang)
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belting (British, slang)
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pearler (Australian, slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ability
Definition
great skill or competence
Her drama teacher spotted her ability.
in the sense of accomplishment
Definition
personal abilities or skills
She can now add basketball to her list of accomplishments.
in the sense of brilliant
Definition
splendid
My sister's given me a brilliant book.
Synonyms
great (informal),
cracking (British, informal),
fantastic (informal),
tremendous (informal),
marvellous (informal),
terrific (informal),
mean (slang),
mega (slang),
awesome (slang),
booshit (Australian, slang),
exo (Australian, slang),
sik (Australian, slang),
brill (informal),
topping (British, slang),
hunky-dory (informal),
beaut (informal),
barrie (Scottish, slang),
belting (British, slang),
pearler (Australian, slang)

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