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Definitions for fascinating
ˈfæs əˌneɪ tɪŋfas·ci·nat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, rivetingadjective

    capable of arousing and holding the attention

    "a fascinating story"

  2. 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"


  1. fascinatingadjective

    Having interesting qualities; captivating; attractive.


  1. fascinating

    Fascinating refers to something or someone that is extremely interesting or captivating, attracting and holding strong interest or attention, often in a charming or delightful manner. It implies that the object or person arousively arouses curiosity or interest due to its unusual, intriguing, or alluring qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fascinating

    of Fascinate

Editors Contribution

  1. fascinatingadjective

    of great interest or attraction

    Submitted by frank_taylor on November 14, 2022  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fascinating' in Adjectives Frequency: #705

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fascinating in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fascinating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fascinating in a Sentence

  1. Bob Barnes:

    Madison’s a fascinating city and it’s the most bike-friendly city on this trip, by far, everybody’s got a bike.

  2. Jay Ree:

    I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and I’ve never seen anything that can combat scalp buildup before, it’s quite fascinating.

  3. Joe McConnell:

    To find evidence that a volcano on the other side of the Earth erupted and effectively contributed to the demise of the Romans and the( ancient) Egyptians and the rise of Roman Empire is fascinating, people have been speculating about this for many years, so it's exciting to be able to provide some answers.

  4. Joe Biden:

    And one of the things I find fascinating that's happening, and you all deal with it every day- and it will impact on how things move- Is that a lot of the speculation and the polling data shows that the, um, that the, uh, cables are heading south. They're losing viewership, fox is okay for a while, but it's not great. And a lot of the rest are predicted to be not very much in the mix in the next four to five years. I don't know if that's true or not. But I do know that we have sort of put everybody in- put themselves in certain alleys, and they've decided that, you know, how many people who watch MSNBC also watch Fox another politician trying to find out what's going on in both places.

  5. The President eldest son:

    Maybe someday, it's not something I'm doing now. But you never know, it's fascinating stuff.

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    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    A investigating
    B aspiration
    C perusal
    D downsizing

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