Definition of engaging in English:

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engaging

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ/

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
charming, appealing, attractive, pretty, delightful, lovely, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likeable, lovable, sweet, winning, winsome, fetching, dazzling, arresting, captivating, enchanting, bewitching, alluring, irresistible, dreamy, heavenly, divine, gorgeous;
Scottish & Northern English  bonny
British informal smashing
dated taking
archaic comely, fair

Derivatives

engagingly

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋli/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋli/
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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: en|gaging

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