fascinating

  • 1 fascinating — adj. 1. capable of holding the attention; as, a fascinating story. Syn: absorbing, engrossing, gripping, riveting, spellbinding. [WordNet 1.5] 2. capturing interest as if by a spell; as, a fascinating woman. Syn: bewitching, captivating,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fascinating — index attractive, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 fascinating — charming, bewitching, enchanting, captivating, alluring, attractive (see under ATTRACT) Analogous words: *delightful, delectable: luring, enticing, seducing or seductive, tempting (see corresponding verbs at LURE) Contrasted words: *repugnant,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 fascinating — [adj] interesting, spellbinding alluring, appealing, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charming, compelling, delectable, delightful, enchanting, engaging, engrossing, enticing, glamorous, gripping, intriguing, irresistible, ravishing, riveting …

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  • 5 fascinating — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, prove, sound ▪ His testimony in court could prove fascinating. ▪ become ▪ seem …

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  • 6 fascinating — adj. 1) fascinating to + inf. (it s fascinating to listen to her) 2) fascinating that + clause (it s fascinating that migratory birds never get lost) * * * [ fæsɪneɪtɪŋ] fascinating that + clause (it s fascinating that migratory birds never get… …

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  • 7 fascinating — fas|ci|nat|ing [ fæsı,neıtıŋ ] adjective ** making you very interested or attracted: a fascinating story/person/place it is fascinating to do something: It will be fascinating to see who the Association appoints. find someone/something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 fascinating */*/ — UK [ˈfæsɪneɪtɪŋ] / US [ˈfæsɪˌneɪtɪŋ] adjective making you very interested or attracted a fascinating story/person/place it is fascinating to do something: It will be fascinating to see who the Association appoints. find someone/something… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 fascinating — fas|ci|nat|ing S3 [ˈfæsıneıtıŋ] adj extremely interesting ▪ a fascinating book ▪ That sounds absolutely fascinating . find sb/sth fascinating ▪ I found him quite fascinating. >fascinatingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 fascinating — [[t]fæ̱sɪneɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as fascinating, you find it very interesting and attractive, and your thoughts tend to concentrate on it. Madagascar is the most fascinating place I have ever been to... Her perceptions… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 fascinating — adjective extremely interesting: a fascinating book | find sb/sth fascinating: I found his tale of a wild and lawless life fascinating. fascinatingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 fascinating*/ — [ˈfæsɪneɪtɪŋ] adj extremely interesting a fascinating story/person/place[/ex] It will be fascinating to see who they appoint.[/ex] I find him absolutely fascinating.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 fascinating — fascinatingly, adv. /fas euh nay ting/, adj. of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating: a fascinating story; fascinating jewelry. [1640 50; FASCINATE + ING2] * * * …

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  • 14 fascinating — adjective 1. capable of arousing and holding the attention (Freq. 7) a fascinating story • Syn: ↑absorbing, ↑engrossing, ↑gripping, ↑riveting • Similar to: ↑interesting …

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  • 15 Fascinating — Fascinate Fas ci*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fascinated}, p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fascinating}.] [L. fascinare; cf. Gr. ?????????? to slander, bewitch.] 1. To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 fascinating — adjective the book is a fascinating study of Southern schools during the Civil War Syn: interesting, captivating, engrossing, absorbing, enchanting, enthralling, spellbinding, riveting, engaging, compelling, compulsive, gripping, thrilling;… …

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  • 17 fascinating — /ˈfæsəneɪtɪŋ/ (say fasuhnayting) adjective bewitching; captivating; of overwhelming interest: a fascinating idea. –fascinatingly, adverb …

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  • 18 fascinating — fascinate ► VERB ▪ irresistibly attract the interest of. DERIVATIVES fascinating adjective fascinatingly adverb fascination noun. ORIGIN Latin fascinare bewitch , from fascinum spell, witchcraft …

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  • 19 fascinating — adjective Date: 1638 extremely interesting or charming ; captivating • fascinatingly adverb …

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  • 20 fascinating — adjective Having interesting qualities; captivating; attractive …

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