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FASCINATING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fascinating mean? 

FASCINATING (adjective)
  The adjective FASCINATING has 2 senses:

1. capable of arousing and holding the attention
2. capturing interest as if by a spell

  Familiarity information: FASCINATING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FASCINATING (adjective)


Sense 1fascinating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of arousing and holding the attention

Synonyms:

absorbing; engrossing; fascinating; gripping; riveting

Context example:

a fascinating story

Similar:

interesting (arousing or holding the attention)


Sense 2fascinating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capturing interest as if by a spell

Synonyms:

bewitching; captivating; enchanting; enthralling; entrancing; fascinating

Context examples:

bewitching smile / Roosevelt was a captivating speaker / enchanting music / an enthralling book / antique papers of entrancing design / a fascinating woman

Similar:

attractive (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm)


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