Captivating
Captivating Cap"ti*va`ting, a. Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles. -- {Cap"ti*va`ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • captivating — index attractive, moving (evoking emotion), provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • captivating — fascinating, bewitching, enchanting, charming, alluring, attractive (see under ATTRACT) Analogous words: pleasing, *pleasant, agreeable, grateful: *delightful, delectable: lovely, bonny, fair, *beautiful Antonyms: repulsive Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Captivating — Captivate Cap ti*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Captivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Captivating}.] [L. captivatus, p. p. of captivare to capture, fr. captivus captive. See {Captive}.] 1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • captivating — cap|ti|vat|ing [ˈkæptıveıtıŋ] adj very attractive and interesting, in a way that holds your attention ▪ a captivating smile ▪ a captivating account of her childhood in Beijing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • captivating — cap|ti|vat|ing [ kæptı,veıtıŋ ] adjective very interesting or attractive in a way that takes all your attention: a captivating tale His smile was captivating …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • captivating — [[t]kæ̱ptɪveɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is captivating fascinates or attracts you. ...her captivating smile and alluring looks. Syn: fascinating …   English dictionary

  • captivating — UK [ˈkæptɪˌveɪtɪŋ] / US adjective very interesting or attractive in a way that takes all your attention a captivating tale His smile was captivating …   English dictionary

  • captivating — adjective very attractive: a captivating smile and beautiful eyes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • captivating — [ˈkæptɪˌveɪtɪŋ] adj very interesting or attractive in a way that takes all your attention a captivating story[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • captivating — captivate ► VERB ▪ attract and hold the interest and attention of; charm. DERIVATIVES captivating adjective captivation noun. ORIGIN from Latin captivare take captive …   English terms dictionary

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