Definition of charming in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ


1Very pleasant or attractive: a charming country cottage
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  • Like a lot of people I've heard from, my expectations for it were not exactly sky high, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how charming and sweet the movie is.
  • History buffs will be pleasantly regaled by this charming little chamber piece.
  • She saw him smile, a charming, attractive smile, one that was supposed to compel her into trusting him, no doubt.
delightful, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likeable, endearing, lovely, lovable, adorable, cute, sweet, appealing, attractive, good-looking, prepossessing; striking, alluring, delectable, ravishing, winning, winsome, fetching, captivating, engaging, enchanting, entrancing, fascinating, bewitching, beguiling, spellbinding, hypnotizing, mesmerizing, seductive, desirable, tempting, inviting, irresistible
informal dreamy, heavenly, divine, adorbs, gorgeous, smashing, easy on the eye, as nice as pie
North American informal babelicious, bodacious
dated taking
literary beauteous
archaic fair, comely
1.1(Of a person or their manner) very polite, friendly, and likeable: he was a charming, affectionate colleague
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  • He was charming and polite and very encouraging to those who would follow in his footsteps.
  • This politician is charming and likeable but carries the air of a bit of a mischievous rogue.
  • She was a charming girl, well brought up with perfect manners, but without doubt the most idle person I have ever met.


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Used as an ironic expression of displeasure or disapproval: ‘I hate men.’ ‘Charming!’ he said
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  • Well that's charming that is! And I was going to give you that drink on the house too.
  • So what you are saying is that those who agree with you are right, and those who disagree are disgusting. That's charming.



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  • He is the owner of a fine home, a lovely and intelligent wife, and four charmingly spirited children.
  • Unlike so many other romantic comedies, this film is charmingly real.
  • The question is left open enough to be charmingly paradoxical.

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