Definition of bewitchment in English:



  • See bewitch

    • ‘The intense anxiety created by fear of bewitchment in past societies may have further increased the incidence of the nightmare.’
    • ‘When the lovely daughter tries to lay the blame for her own transgression on a bewitchment, Nell and her grandmother suffer terrible consequences from the frenzied folly of a superstitious community.’
    • ‘He also remarked on the harmful effects of ‘the almost universal belief amongst the common people in so-called spells and bewitchments’.’
    • ‘These books are filled with prayers thought to help those suffering from bewitchment.’
    • ‘Broadly speaking, the frequency of supposed bewitchments diminished; their scope was restricted to personal, not communal, misfortunes; socially, a narrower range of persons was involved.’