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Synonyms for jinx

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  1. jonah, jinx(noun)

    a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

    curse, hex, whammy, jonah

  2. hex, jinx, curse, whammy(verb)

    an evil spell

    "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

    whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, oath, execration, cuss, curse, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment, jonah

  3. hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx(verb)

    cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

    ravish, magnetize, beguile, mesmerize, enamour, entrance, capture, enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, enchant, transport, charm, witch, catch, bewitch, becharm, enrapture, magnetise, delight, trance, glamour, enamor, enthral, hex, captivate, mesmerise

  4. jinx(verb)

    foredoom to failure

    "This project is jinxed!"

    bewitch, glamour, witch, hex, enchant


  1. jinx(interjection)


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  1. Bill Bratton:

    Shh ... we don't want to jinx it, we're into our 12th day now, Charlie. Eleven is a record and let's keep it going.

  2. Liam Neeson:

    The Dustin Hoffman thing, I’m on the fence about that, when you’re doing a play and you’re with your family – other actors, technicians – you do silly things and it becomes kind of superstitious if you don’t do it every night you think it’s going to jinx the show. I’m not saying I’ve done similar things to what [Hoffman] apparently did but it’s childhood stuff.

  3. Liam Neesonhas:

    Because when you’re doing a play and you’re with your family, other actors, technicians, you do silly things. You do silly things. And it becomes kind of superstitious, if you don’t do it every night, you think it’s going to jinx the show, i think Dustin Hoffman was — I ’m not saying I’ve done similar things like what Dustin Hoffman did, Liam Neesonhas know. Apparently Dustin Hoffman touched another girl’s breast and stuff. But it’s childhood stuff, what Dustin Hoffman was doing.

  4. Dimitris Itoudis:

    If I could say for sure we would break the jinx and win the trophy I would have to be a magician and I am not a magician, I am just a coach, it's a great honor for the club to see them pick up these personal trophies but the most important thing is that they all said to me they were only interested in winning the title.

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  • جلب النحس, نحسArabic
  • uhranoutCzech
  • verhexenGerman
  • maleficio, gafe, ave de mal agüero, maldiciónSpanish
  • pahanilmanlintu, kirota, aiheuttaa pahaa onnea, kirousFinnish
  • porter la guigne, maléfice, porte-malheur, porter malheurFrench
  • iettatoreItalian
  • 邪視Japanese
  • 재수 없는 물건Korean
  • ongeluksbrengerDutch
  • zapeszyćPolish
  • azarar, agourento, enguiçoPortuguese
  • cobeRomanian
  • колдунья, злые чары, сглаз, сглазить, принести несчастье, дурной глаз, ведьма, колдун, порчаRussian
  • förbanna, förtrolla, förhäxa, ge otur, förbannelseSwedish
  • 厄運Chinese

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