absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting(adj)
capable of arousing and holding the attention
"a fascinating story"
bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating(adj)
capturing interest as if by a spell
"bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is charming or bewitching which is adapted to win others as by a magic spell. Enchanting, enrapturing, entrancing represent the influence as not only supernatural, but irresistible and delightful. That which is fascinating may win without delighting, drawing by some unseen power, as a serpent its prey; we can speak of horrible fascination. Charming applies only to what is external to oneself; delightful may apply to personal experiences or emotions as well; we speak of a charming manner, a charming dress, but of delightful anticipations. Compare AMIABLE; BEAUTIFUL.
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How to use fascinating in a sentence?
The implications are far beyond the race, it's fascinating. It's the first of its kind. It's the future.
You can’t really judge an actor’s abilities by their career, because the business is going to pigeonhole people into whatever turns a profit, and no artist is less in charge of how their work is presented than an actor, the appeal of Vince was that within a great naturalism, he can convey fierce intelligence, complex emotion, and a real warmth married to a real edge, strength and vulnerability and danger and humor. There are essential contradictions at work that makes him fascinating to watch.
The small-scale topographic features such as hills and ridges on one end of asteroid 1998 OR2 are fascinating scientifically, but since we are all thinking about Covid-19, these features make it look like 1998 OR2 remembered to wear a mask.
And when we hear the universe, we will learn about the secret life of black holes -- their birth, their death, their marriage, their feeding. We will hear when a black hole eats a neutron star, nobody has 'seen' that before. We will not only understand it, we will 'see' it. It's the most fascinating thing I can imagine.
Bringing up babies in prehistory was not an easy task, we are interested in researching cultural practices of mothering, which had profound implications for the survival of babies. It is fascinating to be able to see, for the first time, which foods these vessels contained.
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- fascinador, fascinantCatalan, Valencian
- okouzlující, fascinujícíCzech
- fængslende, fascinerende, betagendeDanish
- faszinierend, bezauberndGerman
- شگفت انگیزPersian
- hurmaava, kiehtova, mielenkiintoinen, lumoavaFinnish
- passionnant, fascinantFrench
- очарова́тельный, обворожи́тельный, плени́тельныйRussian
- hấp dẫnVietnamese
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