Evil-eyed
Evil-eyed E"vil-eyeda. Possessed of the supposed evil eye; also, looking with envy, jealousy, or bad design; malicious. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • evil-eyed — eˈvil eyed adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑evil …   Useful english dictionary

  • evil-eyed — person superstitiously believed to have the power to cause injury or bad luck with a glance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • evil eye — evil eyed, adj. 1. a look thought capable of inflicting injury or bad luck on the person at whom it is directed. 2. the power, superstitiously attributed to certain persons, of inflicting injury or bad luck by such a look. [bef. 1000; ME, OE] * * …   Universalium

  • evil eye — noun a look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm • Hypernyms: ↑look, ↑looking, ↑looking at * * * noun : the glance of a person that is believed to be capable of inflicting injury many people are reputed to … cause harm by staring …   Useful english dictionary

  • evil looking — Synonyms and related words: evil eyed, evil faced, evil fashioned, evil favored, evil gotten, evil minded, grim, grim faced, grim visaged, hard favored, hard featured, hard visaged, ill affected, ill conceived, ill fashioned, ill favored, ill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • evil minded — Synonyms and related words: base minded, dirty, dirty minded, evil eyed, evil faced, evil fashioned, evil favored, evil gotten, evil looking, evilhearted, ill affected, ill conceived, ill fashioned, ill favored, ill gotten, ill looking, ill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • evil eye — /ivəl ˈaɪ/ (say eevuhl uy) noun the power superstitiously attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by a look. –evil eyed, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • EVIL EYE — (Heb. עַיִן הָרָע, ayin ha ra; lit., the eye of the evil ; Aram. עֵינָא בִּישָׁא, eina bisha), a widespread belief that some persons may produce malevolent effects on others by looking at them, based on the supposed power of some eyes to bewitch… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • evil eye —    A demonic power of causing illness, misfortune, calamity, and death through the eyes. Evil eye beliefs are universal and date to ancient times. The oldest recorded reference to the evil eye appears in the cuneiform texts of the Sumerians,… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • Evil clown — For the American serial killer who was also known by the nickname Killer Clown , see John Wayne Gacy. For the wrestler who used to work under the ring name Killer Clown, see Los Psycho Circus. A generic Evil Clown The image of the evil clown is a …   Wikipedia

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