What is another word for voodoo?

Pronunciation: [vˈuːduː] (IPA)

The term voodoo originates from West Africa and is generally used to refer to a set of religious practices that involve the worship of ancestors and spirits. Synonyms for the word voodoo include hoodoo, juju, obeah, and rootwork. Hoodoo is a term used to refer to African American magical practices that make use of herbs, roots, and other natural elements. Juju is a term used in West Africa to refer to traditional religious practices that involve the use of charms and amulets. Obeah is a Jamaican term used to refer to an occult practice that involves the use of spells and potions. Rootwork is a general term used to refer to magic that is based on the use of roots, herbs, and plants.

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What are the hypernyms for Voodoo?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Voodoo?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for voodoo?

The English language provides a plethora of antonyms for the word "voodoo." In fact, the word itself has several meanings, ranging from a West African religious tradition to a style of music popular in New Orleans. Antonyms may include terms such as rational, scientific, logical or modern. These words oppose the mystical and often fear-instilling connotations associated with voodoo. Other antonyms may include trustworthy, honest and credible, which counter the negative stereotypes sometimes associated with voodoo practices. Ultimately, the selection of antonyms depends on the context in which the word is used and the intended meaning conveyed by the speaker or writer.

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Usage examples for Voodoo

Often though the boy had visited the island, he had never been able to escape a sensation of fear at that summons of the devotees of voodoo.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas"
Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Always voodoo feast that night.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas"
Francis Rolt-Wheeler
You want to get back for the voodoo dance?
"Plotting in Pirate Seas"
Francis Rolt-Wheeler

Famous quotes with Voodoo

  • Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony.
    Katherine Dunham
  • I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.
    Geraldine Ferraro
  • My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
    Wyclef Jean
  • Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.
    Dalton Trumbo
  • I feel like a voodoo doll. It's grim. It's gross.
    Emma Watson

Related words: voodoo doll, voodoo magic, voodoo spell, voodoo dolls

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