bewitching


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be·witch

 (bĭ-wĭch′)
tr.v. be·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
1. To place under one's power by magic; cast a spell over.
2. To captivate completely; fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.

[Middle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer); see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

be·witch′er n.
be·witch′er·y n.
be·witch′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bewitching - capturing interest as if by a spellbewitching - 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"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

bewitching

adjective
Translations
ساحِر، فاتِن، خَلاّب
kouzelnýuhrančivý
forhekselsefortryllelse
elbűvölő
töfrandi

bewitching

[bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋ] ADJcautivador

bewitching

[bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋ] adj [smile, beauty] → enchanteur/teresse; [combination] → séduisant(e)

bewitching

adj, bewitchingly

bewitching

[bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋ] adj (fig) (person) → affascinante, seducente; (smile, look) → ammaliatore/trice

bewitch

(biˈwitʃ) verb
to cast a spell on, to charm. She bewitched us with her smile.
beˈwitching adjective
References in classic literature ?
She turned to a handsome sideboard near the door, and presently faced him again with a decanter of whiskey and a glass in her hand, and a return of the bewitching smile she had worn on entering.
He said that faces looked upward to him there, --beautiful faces, arrayed in bewitching smiles,--each momentary face so fair and rosy, and every smile so sunny, that he felt wronged at its departure, until the same flitting witchcraft made a new one.
Not the white bull Jupiter swimming away with ravished Europa clinging to his graceful horns; his lovely, leering eyes sideways intent upon the maid; with smooth bewitching fleetness, rippling straight for the nuptial bower in Crete; not Jove, not that great majesty Supreme
Oh, you bewitching little scamp, CAN'T you be quiet just a minute or two, and let your poor old uncle attend to a part of his duties?
Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish's skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little fringy films of lace; she had deep, tender eyes, with long, curved lashes; and she had peachy cheeks, and a dimpled chin, and such a dear little rosebud of a mouth; and she was so dovelike, so pure, and so gracious, so sweet and so bewitching.
For a little while Emma persevered in her silence; but beginning to apprehend the bewitching flattery of that letter might be too powerful, she thought it best to say,
And after all, Marianne, after all that is bewitching in the idea of a single and constant attachment, and all that can be said of one's happiness depending entirely on any particular person, it is not meant--it is not fit--it is not possible that it should be so.
It was all the greater triumph to Miss Nancy Lammeter's beauty that she looked thoroughly bewitching in that costume, as, seated on the pillion behind her tall, erect father, she held one arm round him, and looked down, with open-eyed anxiety, at the treacherous snow-covered pools and puddles, which sent up formidable splashings of mud under the stamp of Dobbin's foot.
On 15th of December, we left to the east the bewitching group of the Societies and the graceful Tahiti, queen of the Pacific.
You will not thank me for detaining you from the bewitching converse of that young lady, whose bright eyes are also upbraiding me.
Go, sir," said the queen, with her most bewitching smile, "go and return at midnight.
Never was there a livelier picture of youthful rivalship, with bewitching beauty for the prize.