Synonyms for absorbing

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-sawr-bing, -zawr-
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɔr bɪŋ, -ˈzɔr-

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Définition of absorbing

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French absorber (Old French assorbir, 13c.), from Latin absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + sorbere "suck in," from PIE root *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Greek rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lithuanian srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1763. Related: Absorbed; absorbing.
  • adj holding one's attention
Example sentences :
  • These concealed meetings, once begun, became an absorbing excitement.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Marriage might be the absorbing duty of some women, but was it necessarily hers?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It would mean a long summer of interesting and absorbing I work for her and for Katy.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • She did not wish to be unkind, but her one absorbing idea at this moment was of solitude.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • He will be the power behind the tents, and I will be in them, absorbing all the credit.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • We were absorbing what our hearts, if not our minds, called out for: the enchantment of Egypt.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Will—carried to extremes, absorbing and swallowing up the rest of the personality.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • We had had long talks together, absorbing talks about ourselves.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • That evening my friend and I had a long, absorbing conversation in my room.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • For some time she rested motionless, absorbing the beauty and the silence of the night.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens

Antonyms for absorbing

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