Meaning of karmic in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɑːmɪk/


  • 1Relating to or characteristic of karma.

    ‘the karmic wheel of life’
    • ‘I sensed a deep karmic connection with him’
    • ‘In your individual life, you have infinite opportunity to act in concert with the karmic imperatives of your soul.’
    • ‘He gets to spend an afterlife in karmic bliss.’
    • ‘Most Indian systems of thought teach that gaining such insight brings about the liberation of the individual from karmic continuity.’
    • ‘His karmic lesson was to realize that he couldn't live life by purely mental decisions.’
    • ‘Indians almost subconsciously take to cricket as a representation of the placid, karmic life.’
    • ‘The illustrations of human decay from the first through eighth stages emphasize the consequences of the vicious cycle of human life and death deriving from karmic effect.’
    • ‘The Lord is said to be untouched by karmic activities, all-knowing, and teacher of ancient sages.’
    • ‘These concerns are in line with Buddhist karmic theory which asserts that a person's actions in this life will determine the character of his or her future existences.’
    • ‘Japanese Gothic plots typically place humans on a spiritual continuum, a karmic wheel, rather than in a divided world of good and evil.’
    • ‘Vietnamese Buddhists believe in reincarnation and karmic destiny (the belief that people get what they deserve).’
    1. 1.1 informal Denoting good or bad luck, viewed as resulting from one's actions.
      • ‘his new job must be some form of karmic payback’
      • ‘There has got to be some karmic balance in the world for being born studly.’
      • ‘Maybe we were all paying the karmic price for our premier's fatuous grandstanding.’
      • ‘She seemed not to understand that America going to war is huge karmic retribution.’
      • ‘It was time for her to pay her karmic debt.’
      • ‘It is an idiotic move that backfires in a splendidly karmic way.’
      • ‘Unlike some, I do not think this public mess is a karmic payback for the actor's failure to indulge the press.’
      • ‘There is no divine retribution, no karmic justice - this is just life screwing you up for no discernable reason.’
      • ‘Believing in a karmic world, he believes that the things you do come back around to you.’
      • ‘Perhaps there is something more karmic at work. Some kind of retribution.’
      • ‘Following the overblown success of his previous film, it seems karmic that his new one opened without a spectacular advertising campaign.’