fetching
adjective Date: 1880 attractive, pleasing <
a fetching smile
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fetchingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fetching — adj. drawing favorable attention; as, a fetching new hat. Syn: appealing, taking, winning. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetching — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fetching — 1580s, crafty, scheming, prp. adj. from FETCH (Cf. fetch). The sense of alluring, fascinating is by 1880 …   Etymology dictionary

  • fetching — [adj] alluring, attractive beautiful, captivating, charming, cute, enchanting, enticing, fascinating, intriguing, luring, pleasing, sweet, taking, tempting, winsome; concepts 537,579 Ant. repellent, repulsive, ugly, unalluring, unattractive …   New thesaurus

  • fetching — [fech′iŋ] adj. attractive; charming fetchingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • fetching — [[t]fe̱tʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as fetching, you think that they look very attractive. Sue was sitting up in bed, looking very fetching in a flowered bedjacket... Beckham wore a fetching outfit in purple and green …   English dictionary

  • Fetching — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetching — fetch|ing [ˈfetʃıŋ] adj attractive, especially because the clothes you are wearing suit you ▪ Your sister looks very fetching in that dress …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fetching — adjective attractive: a fetching little garment. Derivatives fetchingly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • fetching — adjective attractive, especially because the clothes you are wearing suit you: Your sister looks very fetching in that dress. fetchingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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