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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. capturing interest as if by a spell;
- Example: "bewitching smile"
- Example: "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"
- Example: "enchanting music"
- Example: "an enthralling book"
- Example: "antique papers of entrancing design"
- Example: "a fascinating woman"
[syn: bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Captivate \Cap"ti*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captivated; p. pr. & vb. n. Captivating.] [L. captivatus, p. p. of captivare to capture, fr. captivus captive. See Captive.] 1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Their woes whom fortune captivates. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts. [1913 Webster] Small landscapes of captivating loveliness. --W. Irving. Syn: To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch; facinate; capture; lead captive. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Captivating \Cap"ti*va`ting\, a. Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles. -- Cap"ti*va`ting*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

captivating adj 1: capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman" [syn: bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "captivating": alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, delightful, drawing, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, exquisite, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, glamorous, heart-robbing, hypnotic, interesting, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, lovely, luxurious, magnetic, mesmeric, mouth-watering, piquant, prepossessing, provocative, provoquant, ravishing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching