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fascinating (adj.)

"bewitching, charming," 1640s, present-participle adjective from fascinate). Related: Fascinatingly.

updated on October 16, 2014

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Definitions of fascinating from WordNet

fascinating (adj.)
capable of arousing and holding the attention;
a fascinating story
Synonyms: absorbing / engrossing / gripping / riveting
fascinating (adj.)
capturing interest as if by a spell;
a fascinating woman
Synonyms: bewitching / captivating / enchanting / enthralling / entrancing
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