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View synonyms for animal magnetism

animal magnetism

noun

  1. the power to attract others through one's physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
  2. the indefinite power, presumably innate in some persons, that enables one to induce hypnosis.


animal magnetism

noun

  1. facetious.
    the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
  2. obsolete.
    hypnotism


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Word History and Origins

Origin of animal magnetism1

First recorded in 1775–85
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Example Sentences

Yet with CPAC as his latest stage, his animal magnetism came through loud and clear.

Now, for the first time, we have a woman on the record (or almost) testifying to his animal magnetism.

Once again, his animal magnetism has been placed in service to America's national interests.

In modern times the cures have been reasonably attributed to animal magnetism.

But this species of animal magnetism appears to have had no other effect than that of irritating the court.

Pathet′icalness; Path′etism, animal magnetism; Path′etist, one who practises this.

For want of a better name, let us call this power animal magnetism.

Of late, Jack has found a good friend in animal magnetism, and his séances have been reasonably successful.

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