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English noun: jinx

1. jinx (person) a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him


Synonymsjonah


Broader (hypernym)unfortunate, unfortunate person

2. jinx (communication) an evil spell


SamplesA witch put a curse on his whole family.
He put the whammy on me.


Synonymscurse, hex, whammy


Broader (hypernym)charm, magic spell, magical spell, spell


English verb: jinx

1. jinx (communication) cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something


Synonymsbewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, witch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)becharm, charm


Narrower (hyponym)spell, voodoo

2. jinx (cognition) foredoom to failure


SamplesThis project is jinxed!.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)foreordain, predestine, preordain









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