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engaging

adjective

Definition: so charming or pleasing it captivates your attention

Synonyms: charming, agreeable, attractive, captivating, magnetic, inviting

Antonyms: unappealing, repulsive, disgusting

Tips: When learning the word engaging, think, gaining and holding a person's attention. Engaging describes things or people that are so charming or attractive they captivate attention. The verb to engage has several meanings, including, to participate, employ, occupy, fascinate, and to interest someone with something.

Usage Examples:

I was mesmerized by her engaging smile. (charming, magnetic, attractive)

The artistís work was so engaging, I returned to the gallery several times. (captivating, attractive)

He was deeply engaged in a conversation and didnít notice me sneak up behind him. (occupied, interested) verb

I tried to engage her in a conversation about politics, but she wasn't interested in discussing anything potentially controversial. (interest, get to participate) verb


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