ravishing

  • 1Ravishing — Rav ish*ing, a. Rapturous; transporting. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2ravishing — index attractive, provocative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3ravishing — [adj] attractive adorable, alluring, appealing, beautiful, bewitching, captivating, charming, dazzling, enchanting, enticing, glamorous, good looking, gorgeous, handsome, inviting, lovely, luring, pleasing, pretty, radiant, seductive, stunning,… …

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  • 4ravishing — [rav′ishiŋ] adj. causing great joy or delight; entrancing ravishingly adv …

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  • 5ravishing — [[t]ræ̱vɪʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as ravishing, you mean that they are very beautiful. [LITERARY] She looked ravishing. ...driving through the ravishing scenery of Cumbria and Yorkshire. Derived words: ravishingly… …

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  • 6ravishing — rav|ish|ing [ˈrævıʃıŋ] adj literary very beautiful = ↑stunning ▪ She looked ravishing. ▪ a ravishing smile >ravishingly adv …

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  • 7ravishing — {{11}}ravishing (adj.) enchanting, early 15c., from prp. of RAVISH (Cf. ravish) (v.). The notion is of carrying off from earth to heaven. {{12}}ravishing (n.) act of plundering, c.1300, verbal noun from RAVISH (Cf. ravish) (v.) …

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  • 8Ravishing — Ravish Rav ish (r[a^]v [i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravished} ( [i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ravishing}.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See {Rapacious}, {Rapid}, and { ish}.] 1. To seize and carry away… …

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  • 9ravishing — adjective Extremely beautiful Every time I get into a conversation with this ravishing girl, I want it to last forever …

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  • 10ravishing — rav|ish|ing [ rævıʃıŋ ] adjective LITERARY very beautiful: You look ravishing in that red jacket. ╾ rav|ish|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 11ravishing — adjective very beautiful: ravishing good looks ravishingly adverb: a ravishingly pretty young woman …

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  • 12ravishing — adjective you look utterly ravishing Syn: very beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, wonderful, lovely, striking, magnificent, dazzling, radiant, delightful, charming, enchanting; informal amazing, sensational, fantastic, fabulous, terrific, bodacious …

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  • 13ravishing — adjective Date: 14th century unusually attractive, pleasing, or striking • ravishingly adverb …

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  • 14ravishing — ravishingly, adv. /rav i shing/, adj. extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing. [1300 50; ME; see RAVISH, ING1] * * * …

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  • 15ravishing — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. attractive, enchanting, alluring, entrancing, gorgeous, bewitching, beautiful, captivating. ANT.: repulsive, ugly, disgusting II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having qualities that delight the eye: attractive,… …

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  • 16ravishing — rav·ish·ing || rævɪʃɪŋ adj. fascinating, enchanting, attractive rav·ish || rævɪʃ v. rape, force a person to submit to sexual intercourse; abduct, kidnap; enrapture, impress …

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  • 17ravishing — adjective causing intense delight; entrancing. Derivatives ravishingly adverb …

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  • 18ravishing — adj entrancing, enchanting, bewitching, captivating, enthralling; alluring, enticing, seductive; spellbinding, dazzling, engaging, intriguing, fascinating; charming, attractive, delightful, pleasing …

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  • 19ravishing — rav·ish·ing …

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  • 20ravishing — UK [ˈrævɪʃɪŋ] / US adjective literary very beautiful Derived word: ravishingly adverb …

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