Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a witch or some aspect of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being or having the character of witchcraft

Etymologies

witch +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her forefinger indicated the uglier, more witchlike of the two suffragists, the skinny one with a big nose and dead black hair and ruffles on her coat that looked like leaves of cabbage.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • Dahl and his young accomplices are a “gang of desperadoes,” locked in mortal combat with the hideous villain of the piece, Mrs. Pratchett, a comic distillation of the two witchlike sisters who, it seems, ran the shop in real life.16 She is “a small, skinny old hag with a moustache on her upper lip and a mouth as sour as a green gooseberry.”

    Storyteller

  • The murky blue-black fluid inside did look a little witchlike.

    The Opposite of Me

  • Her witchlike face screwed into a tiny wrinkled prune.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • Not pretty faces and breasts like Millie's; their visages were witchlike and their dugs grotesque.

    Falcon Street

  • Shirley Phelps-Roper, Fred's daughter, appears almost deformed by hatred and resentment, with witchlike "Bride of Frankenstein" hair and the raging expression of a vulture about to pounce on a dead cow.

    Jim David: Fred Phelps, Welcome To The Mainstream

  • When Boston university journalism student Melissa Nawrocki examined campaign coverage, she found that the media accused Clinton of being insane, murderous, witchlike, depressed, and egomaniacal:

    Caryl Rivers: Ignoble Hillary

  • One scary image shows witchlike women fighting as they fly through the air; another, a man stitched inside a dead horse; and another, a repenting man with his mouth open as if to scream.

    The Old Masters Can Still Surprise

  • Her dabbling in fortune-telling and her ability to locate water in the most arid of deserts make her seem magical, almost witchlike.

    The Mother of Chile

  • She has witchlike black hair and flea bites on her legs.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

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