What does captivating mean?

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cap·ti·vat·ing

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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

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  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.

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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

Examples of captivating in a Sentence

  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. The Cohen:

    Every time we came to the property, the first thing we did was walk up the ladder and, in essence, see the view that we were going to have, that was captivating for us.

  3. Claire Fallon:

    Anyone who tries to argue that 'The Bachelor' is a feminist franchise is kidding themselves, but I'd also argue that it's retro-ness is what makes it both captivating TV and a fascinating teaching tool.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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