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charm

 (chärm)
n.
1.
a. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; appeal: an old house with a lot of charm.
b. A quality that pleases or attracts; a delightful characteristic: A mischievous grin was among the child's many charms.
2. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
3.
a. An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
b. An action or formula thought to have magical power.
4. Physics
a. A quantum property of subatomic particles that is conserved in electromagnetic and strong interactions but may not be conserved in weak interactions that cause the decay of particles containing charm quarks.
b. The quantum number that represents the charm property, equal to the difference between the number of charm quarks and the number of charm antiquarks.
v. charmed, charm·ing, charms
v.tr.
1. To delight or fascinate: the simple elegance of the meal charmed the guests.
2. To induce by means of strong personal attractiveness: charmed the guard into admitting them without invitations.
3. To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch.
v.intr.
1. To be alluring or pleasing.
2. To function as an amulet or charm.
3. To use magic spells.

[Middle English charme, magic spell, from Old French, from Latin carmen, incantation; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

charm′ing·ly adv.
charm′less adj.
Synonyms: charm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, entrance2, fascinate
These verbs mean to delight so much that one's interest and attention are held: a performance that charmed the theater critic; a gourmet meal that beguiles discerning diners; a musical comedy that bewitched its audience; a novel that captivates its readers; a child who enchanted his grandparents; music that entrances its listeners; a celebrity who fascinated her interviewer.
Antonym: repel

charming

(ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ)
adj
delightful; pleasant; attractive
ˈcharmingly adv

charm•ing

(ˈtʃɑr mɪŋ)

adj.
very pleasing; delightful.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.charming - pleasing or delighting; "endowed with charming manners"; "a charming little cottage"; "a charming personality"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
2.charming - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powerscharming - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

charming

adjective attractive, pleasing, appealing, engaging, lovely, winning, pleasant, fetching, delightful, cute, irresistible, seductive, captivating, eye-catching, bewitching, delectable, winsome, likable or likeable I found her a delightful and charming young woman.
disgusting, unpleasant, unattractive, horrid, repulsive, unappealing, unpleasing, unlikable or unlikeable

charming

adjective
Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
Translations
ساحِر، فَتّان، جَذّابفاتِن
okouzlujícípůvabný
charmerendeindtagende
hurmaava
šarmantan
töfrandi, heillandi
魅力的な
매력적인
očarljiv
charmerande
มีเสน่ห์
quyến rũ

charming

[ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ] ADJ [place] → encantador; [person] → encantador, simpático
how charming of you!¡qué detalle!
charming! (iro) → ¡qué simpático! (iro)

charming

[ˈtʃɑːrmɪŋ] adj [place, custom] → charmant(e); [person] → charmant(e)

charming

adjreizend, charmant; charming! (iro)wie reizend! (iro), → na, das ist ja reizend! (iro)

charming

[ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ] adjdelizioso/a, incantevole

charm

(tʃaːm) noun
1. (a) pleasant quality or attraction. Her charm made up for her lack of beauty.
2. a magical spell. The witch recited a charm.
3. something believed to have the power of magic or good luck. She wore a lucky charm.
4. a small ornament that is worn on a chain or bracelet.
verb
1. to attract and delight. He can charm any woman.
2. to influence by magic. He charmed the snake from its basket.
ˈcharming adjective
very attractive. a charming smile.
ˈcharmingly adverb

charming

فاتِن půvabný charmerende charmant γοητευτικός encantador hurmaava charmant šarmantan affascinante 魅力的な 매력적인 charmant sjarmerende czarujący charmoso очаровательный charmerande มีเสน่ห์ sevimli quyến rũ 迷人的
References in classic literature ?
With the delightful enthusiasm of youth, they took the solitary boy into their midst and made much of him, and he found something very charming in the innocent companionship of these simple-hearted girls.
They were charming up there, huddled together in the cart and peering down at me like curious deer when they come out of the thicket to drink.
The Pontelliers possessed a very charming home on Esplanade Street in New Orleans.
He introduced an alert, broad-shouldered young man of years of much indiscretion and with a charming and inconsequent manner.
One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
But it's not the first occurrence of its charming kind that I know to have involved a child.
Oh, no, not at all," she replied, "but I am amiable enough to let you ride him for once, and I will try your charming Lizzie.
A charming informality was one of the characteristics of this celebration.
In the beautiful, refreshing, still nights of spring, when the moon pours her silver light over the Country, the listening shipper hears from the rushing of the waves, the echoing Clang of a wonderfully charming voice, which sings a song from the crystal castle, and with sorrow and fear he thinks on the young Count Hermann, seduced by the Nymph.
Every thing tender and charming was to mark their parting; but still they were to part.
A charming old Italian writer has laid down the canons of perfect feminine beauty with much nicety in a delicious discourse, which, as he delivered it in a sixteenth- century Florentine garden to an audience of beautiful and noble ladies, an audience not too large to be intimate and not too small to be embarrassing, it was his delightful good fortune and privilege to illustrate by pretty and sly references to the characteristic beauties of the several ladies seated like a ring of roses around him.