Voodoo vs Voodoolike - What's the difference?

voodoo | voodoolike |


As a noun voodoo

is voodoo.

As an adjective voodoolike is

reminiscent of voodoo; dark and sinister, magical, etc.

voodoo

English

(wikipedia voodoo)

Noun

  • A religion of the Ewe/Fon of West Africa, practiced chiefly in Benin.
  • Any of a group of related religious practices found chiefly in and around the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Louisiana.
  • (pejorative) Any sort of magical or irrational approach to a problem.
  • I want a real explanation, not this statistical voodoo .
  • (dated) One who practices voodoo; a native sorcerer.
  • * 1889 , Longman's Magazine (volume 14, page 557)
  • So a reporter of the Boston Herald (U.S.) has 'interviewed' a few local Voodoos . He has seen a dance round a boiling pot, seen some tomfoolery with spiders, and heard a lot of superstitious nonsense.

    Alternative forms

    * (religion of Africa or the Americas) vodoun, voudoun, vodun, voudou, Voodoo

    Synonyms

    * (religion) voodooism

    Derived terms

    * voodoo death * voodoo doll * voodoo economics * voodooism * voodooist * voodoo programming * voodoo science

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bewitch someone or something using
  • He claimed his neighbor had voodooed him.

    See also

    * hoodoo * (Haitian Vodou) * (West African Vodun) ----

    voodoolike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Reminiscent of voodoo; dark and sinister, magical, etc.
  • * 2007 , Philip S. Harrington, Star Ware (page 263)
  • Different solutions, ranging from voodoolike rituals to toxic chemical brews, have been advanced over the years with varying degrees of success.

    Synonyms

    * voodooish