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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, riveting(adj)

    capable of arousing and holding the attention

    "a fascinating story"

  2. 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. fascinating(Adjective)

    Having interesting qualities; captivating; attractive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fascinating

    of Fascinate

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say fascinating in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Maria Montessori:

    What is a scientist? We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself.

  2. Paul Barker:

    It's going to be a fascinating 20-or-so hours until we see what the outcome is.

  3. Ronit Lupu:

    This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.

  4. Joyce Carol Oates:

    If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it.

  5. Nic Pizzolatto:

    You can’t really judge an actor’s abilities by their career, because the business is going to pigeonhole people into whatever turns a profit, and no artist is less in charge of how their work is presented than an actor, the appeal of Vince was that within a great naturalism, he can convey fierce intelligence, complex emotion, and a real warmth married to a real edge, strength and vulnerability and danger and humor. There are essential contradictions at work that makes him fascinating to watch.

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