Etymology
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charming (adj.)

late 14c., "using charms;" 1610s (implied in charmingly) as "enchanting, delightful;" present-participle adjective from charm (v.).

updated on November 02, 2017

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Definitions of charming from WordNet

charming (adj.)
possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare;
charming incantations
Synonyms: magic / magical / sorcerous / witching / wizard / wizardly
charming (adj.)
pleasing or delighting;
a charming little cottage
endowed with charming manners
a charming personality
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