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engaging

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ
 
, ɛn-/

Definition of engaging in English:

adjective

Charming and attractive: an engaging smile
More example sentences
  • He must have been a very engaging speaker, a charming man.
  • Never did she fail to warmly greet people with her engaging smile and lively chat.
  • His engaging personality, pretty face and impressive physique make him the envy of all the other models.
Synonyms
Scottish & Northern English bonny
British informal smashing
dated taking
archaic comely, fair

Derivatives

engagingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • I believe that my long-standing fondness for Waugh's novels is rooted in his skill in writing so engagingly about men who find themselves on their own and, somehow, out of place.
  • Green and fertile with magnificent valleys, dramatic mountainous terrain, and a rich cultural history, the island is engagingly picturesque.
  • That feeling that I've discerned something about what's happening in the world and successfully and engagingly written about it.

Words that rhyme with engaging

aging, staging

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