• widdershins •
wid-êr-shinz • Hear it!
Part of Speech: Adverb
Meaning: 1. Moving in a direction opposite the usual. 2. Moving counterclockwise or contrary to the course of the sun, considered bad luck by those who believe in the occult. 3. Unlucky, cursed, ill-fated.
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