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.
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 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.
Talismanic and Cloth Of Stars finished first and second in the Prix Darshaan, while Rosa Imperial was second in the Prix Anabaa, both of which are designed as a springboard for Meydan.
Dubai: Godolphin were denied a record 19th Group 1 victory of the season when French star Talismanic finished second behind the mighty Irish raider Highland Reel, in the Hong Kong Vase, one of the highlights of the Hong Kong Jockey Club's most prestigious international race meeting held at the picturesque Sha Tin racetrack.
However, the Afghanistan fielder insisted he had prevented the boundary and claimed the run out of Ireland's talismanic opener.
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.
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.