Synonyms for fascinating

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fas-uh-ney-ting
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfæs əˌneɪ tɪŋ

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Définition of fascinating

Origin :
  • 1590s, "bewitch, enchant," from Middle French fasciner (14c.), from Latin fascinatus, past participle of fascinare "bewitch, enchant, fascinate," from fascinus "spell, witchcraft," of uncertain origin. Possibly from Greek baskanos "bewitcher, sorcerer," with form influenced by Latin fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
  • The Greek word might be from a Thracian equivalent of Greek phaskein "to say;" cf. also enchant, and German besprechen "to charm," from sprechen "to speak." Earliest used of witches and of serpents, who were said to be able to cast a spell by a look that rendered one unable to move or resist. Sense of "delight, attract" is first recorded 1815. Related: Fascinated; fascinating.
  • adj interesting, spellbinding
Example sentences :
  • Perhaps Cecilia was not so fascinating, but she was more attractive.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • It's too romantic and fascinating for words—or to put into words.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Yet the fascinating possibility is like a taste for drink, or the glamour of cards.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • I don't want you to take any trouble upon yourself, or to try to be fascinating.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He had great refinement of mind, broad ideas, and fascinating manners.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Monseigneur was out at a little supper most nights, with fascinating company.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • These people are, moreover, of a fascinating cosmopolitanism.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • It was fascinating to watch the animal's cunning play across his face.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • The fascinating men, and the fashionable women that you would invite!
  • Extract from : « A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales » by Guy De Maupassant
  • He has a fascinating habit of feeding himself with his paws.
  • Extract from : « Concerning Cats » by Helen M. Winslow

Antonyms for fascinating

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