Need another word that means the same as “talisman”? Find 8 synonyms and 30 related words for “talisman” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Talisman” are: amulet, charm, fetish, mascot, totem, idol, juju, phylactery
Talisman as a Noun
Definitions of "Talisman" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “talisman” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.
- A trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease.
- A person regarded as representing and inspiring a particular group.
Synonyms of "Talisman" as a noun (8 Words)
|amulet||A trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease.|
|charm||A characteristic property of certain subatomic particles specifically charm quarks charm antiquarks and hadrons containing these expressed as a quantum number.|
The charm begins with ritual instructions.
|fetish||A form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body.|
The western fetish for all things North African.
|idol||A material effigy that is worshipped.|
A soccer idol.
|juju||The power associated with a juju.|
|mascot||A person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck, especially one linked to a particular organization or event.|
The team s dolphin mascot.
|phylactery||(Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer.|
|totem||A clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object.|
Other radical groups look to the party as a totem of the anti austerity movement.
Usage Examples of "Talisman" as a noun
- He's a quiet man off the field, but on it he's our talisman.
- A dolphin talisman would ensure a safe journey on land or at sea.
- Those rings, so fresh and gleaming, were their talismans.
Associations of "Talisman" (30 Words)
|amulet||An ornament or small piece of jewellery thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease.|
|bewitchment||A magical spell.|
A charmed quark.
|conjure||Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together.|
She had forgotten how to conjure up the image of her mother s face.
|coven||A group or meeting of witches.|
Covens of militants within the party.
|crone||An ugly old woman.|
|disbelieve||Reject as false; refuse to accept.|
To disbelieve is as much an act of faith as belief.
|divination||The art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means.|
The mediums are hired to perform divinations.
|genie||(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals.|
|legerdemain||An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.|
A classic piece of management legerdemain.
|magic||An illusory feat considered magical by naive observers.|
A magical spell.
|magical||Beautiful or delightful in a way that seems removed from everyday life.|
A magical spell.
|magician||A person with magical powers.|
He was the magician of the fan belt.
|mystic||Relating to or resembling mysticism.|
Mystical theories about the securities market.
|myth||A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people.|
Attacking the party s irresponsible myths about privatization.
|necromancer||A person who practises necromancy; a wizard or magician.|
Dr Faustus a necromancer of the 16th century.
|necromancy||The supposed practice of communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future.|
Alchemy necromancy and other magic practices.
|potion||A medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage.|
A healing potion.
|seance||A meeting of spiritualists.|
The seance was held in the medium s parlor.
|shaman||In societies practicing shamanism one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds practices sorcery for healing or divination.|
|sleight||Adroitness in using the hands.|
Except by sleight of logic the two positions cannot be harmonized.
|sorcerer||One who practices magic or sorcery.|
|sorcery||The use of magic, especially black magic.|
|spell||Place under a spell.|
A spell of work.
|thaumaturgy||Any art that invokes supernatural powers.|
He attracts people by his thaumaturgy.
|trance||Put into a trance.|
In the Hades Warehouse there s the finest in trance and techno.
|witch||A woman who is bewitchingly attractive.|
Mrs Mucharski had somehow witched the house.
|witchcraft||The practice of magic, especially for evil purposes; the use of spells.|
Children and goods were believed to be vulnerable to the witchcraft of jealous neighbours.
|wizard||(in legends and fairy tales) a man who has magical powers.|
|wizardry||Great skill in a particular area of activity.|
Pless s wizardry with a bat.