black magic


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black magic

n.
Magic practiced for evil purposes or in league with supposed evil spirits; witchcraft.

black magic

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) magic used for evil purposes by invoking the power of the devil

black′ mag′ic


n.
magic used for evil purposes; sorcery.

black magic

Magic used for evil purposes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black magic - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the worldblack magic - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
witchcraft, witchery - the art of sorcery
bewitchment, enchantment - a magical spell
demonism, diabolism, Satanism - a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
obiism - belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies

black magic

noun witchcraft, magic, witching, voodoo, the occult, wizardry, enchantment, sorcery, occultism, incantation, black art, witchery, necromancy, diabolism, sortilege I believed in black magic and white magic.
Translations
musta magia
crna madžika
czarna magia
magia negra

black magic

nmagia nera
References in classic literature ?
It brought to his mind vague recollections of black magic.
Few, if any, had the temerity to visit old Bukawai, firstly because of fear of his black magic and the two hyenas who dwelt with him and were commonly known to be devils masquerading, and secondly because of the loathsome disease which had caused Bukawai to be an outcast--a disease which was slowly eating away his face.
She believed in devils, in black magic, and in witchcraft.
There is black magic somewhere at the bottom of this.
His companion laughed nervously, and moved away, to repeat the conversation, with variations and exaggerations, to others of the black soldiery, so that it was not long before a frightful tale of black magic and sudden death was woven about the giant prisoner, and had gone the rounds of the camp.
Certainly it would not have gone well with Bell had he lived two centuries earlier and been caught at such black magic.
They also performed at the huge awards show, with their rendition of Black Magic featuring a very impressive costume change.
He said: "If psychics deceive people and get their money for fake services, like black magic or creating money, that's fraud and punishable by up to three years in jail and deportation.
The villagers, however, blamed the woman for the tragic incidents and accused her of practising black magic.
Meanwhile, the residents claimed that the apprehended aamil used to plant several things including rice, grains and needles on the graves to execute his black magic.
He added that materials used for sorcery, fraud and black magic are materials prohibited in the country consistent with the decree of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee, and added that practising sorcery and black magic is recognised as a crime that tarnishes the image of Islam and is punishable by law.
And his research was to form the nucleus of his new book Black Magic And Bogeymen, published 40 years later by Cork University Press.