engaging

  • 1 Engaging — En*ga ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. {En*ga ging*ly}, adv. {En*ga ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery}, that in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 engaging — engaging; un·engaging; …

    English syllables

  • 3 engaging — index attractive, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 engaging — “interesting,” 1650s (implied in engagingly), prp. adj. from ENGAGE (Cf. engage) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 engaging — *sweet, winning, winsome, dulcet Analogous words: alluring, attractive, enchanting, charming, captivating (see under ATTRACT vb): interesting, intriguing Antonyms: loathsome …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 engaging — [adj] charming agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enticing, entrancing, fascinating, fetching, glamorous, interesting, intriguing, inviting, likable, lovable, magnetic, mesmeric, pleasant, pleasing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 engaging — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ charming and attractive. DERIVATIVES engagingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 engaging — [en gājiŋ] adj. attractive; pleasant; winning; charming engagingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Engaging — Engage En*gage , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engaging}.] [F. engager; pref. en (L. in) + gage pledge, pawn. See {Gage}.] 1. To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 engaging — [[t]ɪnge͟ɪʤɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED An engaging person or thing is pleasant, interesting, and entertaining. ...one of her most engaging and least known novels... He was engaging company …

    English dictionary

  • 11 engaging — adjective 1) an engaging young person Syn: charming, appealing, attractive, pretty, delightful, lovely, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likable, winsome, enchanting, captivating Ant: unappealing …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 Engaging — Encage En*cage , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engaging}.] [Pref. en + cage: cf. F. encager.] To confine in a cage; to coop up. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 engaging — adjective Date: 1673 tending to draw favorable attention or interest ; attractive < an engaging smile > • engagingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 engaging — engagingly, adv. engagingness, n. /en gay jing/, adj. winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile. [1665 75; ENGAGE + ING2] Syn. charming, agreeable. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 engaging — adj. Engaging is used with these nouns: ↑personality, ↑read, ↑smile …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 engaging — en|gag|ing [ınˈgeıdʒıŋ] adj pleasant and attracting your interest ▪ an engaging smile >engagingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 engaging — adjective attracting someone s attention and interest: an engaging smile engagingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 engaging — en•gag•ing [[t]ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪŋ[/t]] adj. winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile[/ex] • Etymology: 1665–75 en•gag′ing•ly, adv. en•gag′ing•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 engaging — 1. adjective Interesting; charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour. 2. verb Present participle of to engage …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 engaging — Synonyms and related words: absorbing, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, arresting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come hither, consuming, coquettish,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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