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cap·ti·vat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinatingadjective

    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. captivatingadjective

    that captivates; fascinating

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captivating

    of Captivate

  2. Captivatingadjective

    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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  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. 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" )

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Change is always good when managed properly, and we mustn't be afraid of it at all. In my view, a Comfort Zone may offer the security, but it's only after stepping out of the Comfort Zone that we find our true potential, brilliance extraordinaire and captivating creativity. So we should always welcome the Change, and most importantly, must manage it smartly.

  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. 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.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Life is a breathing art; colour it with extra caution for precise colours and eyes captivating beauty.

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