talismanic


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tal·is·man·ic

 (tăl′ĭs-măn′ĭk, -ĭz-) also tal·is·man·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to talismans: talismanic formulas.
2. Possessing or believed to possess magic power: a talismanic amulet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.talismanic - possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power; "a talismanic amulet"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

talismanic

adjective
Having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic:
Translations

talismanic

[ˌtælɪzˈmænɪk] adj
(lit)talismanique
(fig)magique
References in classic literature ?
Blue John consulted his medicine, or talismanic charm, such as every chief keeps in his lodge as a supernatural protection.
The dark figures around us leaped to their feet, clapped their hands in transport, and shouted again and again the talismanic syllables, the utterance of which appeared to have settled everything.
I know I shan't be able to settle to Macaulay," said Cassandra, looking ruefully at the dull red cover of the prescribed volume, which, however, possessed a talismanic property, since William admired it.
Bob Sawyer and Benjamin Allen, who had irreverently fallen asleep during the reading of the quotation from the Eatanswill GAZETTE, and the discussion which followed it, were roused by the mere whispering of the talismanic word
The talismanic striker didn't recover in time and missed Hearts' 3-0 drubbing.
Sergio brings a double effect - not just with his ability and skillset on the park but also with the talismanic presence that the rest of the Italian players feed off," said Wallace.
Italy will again be without talismanic captain Sergio Parisse, the No.
O'Brien was behind Healy in terms of rehab until recently but, after four months out following a second shoulder reconstruction, the talismanic back row is poised to be unleashed.
The talismanic midfielder is out of contract next summer but the Reds are preparing to offer him a 12-month extension.
Munster's talismanic lock O'Connell does not expect any fallout this season.
Bad news in that regard comes in the absence of the talismanic Tom Ham and the occasionally-effective Jack Ward due to family commitments, while regular scrum-half Shane Stapleton is still missing through injury.
Summary: Canberra: The West Indies captain Darren Sammy is predicting talismanic opener Chris Gayle's return to .