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FASCINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fascination mean? 

FASCINATION (noun)
  The noun FASCINATION has 3 senses:

1. the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
2. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
3. the capacity to attract intense interest

  Familiarity information: FASCINATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FASCINATION (noun)


Sense 1fascination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

captivation; fascination

Hypernyms ("fascination" is a kind of...):

enchantment; spell; trance (a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation)


Sense 2fascination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

enchantment; enthrallment; captivation; fascination

Hypernyms ("fascination" is a kind of...):

liking (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment)


Sense 3fascination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The capacity to attract intense interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations

Hypernyms ("fascination" is a kind of...):

attraction; attractiveness (the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts)


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