Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jinx

2 senses of jinx

Sense 1
jonah, jinx -- (a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him)
       => unfortunate, unfortunate person -- (a person who suffers misfortune)

Sense 2
hex, jinx, curse, whammy -- (an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me")
       => spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm -- (a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jinx

2 senses of jinx

Sense 1
hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx -- (cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something)
       => charm, becharm -- (control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft)

Sense 2
jinx -- (foredoom to failure; "This project is jinxed!")
       => predestine, foreordain, preordain -- (foreordain or determine beforehand)

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