Definitions for captivating

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. captivating(Adjective)

    that captivates; fascinating

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captivating

    of Captivate

  2. Captivating(adj)

    having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles

Freebase

  1. Captivating

    Captivating is a popular and controversial book in the American/Christian market. Published in 2005 by John Eldredge and his wife Stasi, it proposes that women have three core desires: "to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty.". It also proposes that God made woman as the "Crown of Creation", an embodiment of God's beauty, mystery and vulnerability. The concept of woman as the "Crown of Creation" has become the subject of much controversy surrounding the book, critics claiming that it exalts women above men in the Creation. The book rejects the idea of an ideal woman and explores biblical scripture from the view that God desires woman to embrace her glory, rather than fear her femininity. Captivating is a companion to Wild at Heart, also by John Eldredge, and argues that its model of femininity complements men's innate desires for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. The authors use scriptural analysis, personal experience, and interviews with others as their basis for their argument. The book has received considerable criticism from people both within and outside of the Christian sphere. Many argue that the authors' personal experiences add too much bias to a book intended to address wide human conditions; many claim that the authors' scriptural analyses are incorrect.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of captivating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of captivating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gianni Onorato:

    I do think that Iran could be both a new market on the one side and can be also a destination, hormuz island can be very, very captivating for consumers.

  2. Photographer Johnny Joo:

    See, many people can recognize an enchanting world within every raindrop rested atop the petals of a blossoming pink dahlia, but fail to notice how captivating they can still be when sat upon faded glass.

  3. David Hume:

    Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Life is a mysterious adventure full of unexpected happenings and captivating episodes with intriguing revelations. We just have to squeeze it gently and enjoy each drop. That is philosophy. (( "Waiting for the pieces to fall into place" )

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    By recurrently changing the horizon, things can be perceived from another angle and the perspectives of life can be reoriented in a captivating way. If not, the squeaking wheel of our mind will suffer from lack of oil and our vision of the world gets rusted.

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