engaging


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en·gag·ing

 (ĕn-gā′jĭng)
adj.
Charming; attractive: an engaging smile.

en·gag′ing·ly adv.

engaging

(ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ)
adj
pleasing, charming, or winning
enˈgagingly adv
enˈgagingness n

en•gag•ing

(ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪŋ)

adj.
winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile.
[1665–75]
en•gag′ing•ly, adv.
en•gag′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.engaging - attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
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"

engaging

adjective charming, interesting, pleasing, appealing, attractive, lovely, fascinating, entertaining, winning, pleasant, fetching (informal), delightful, cute, enchanting, captivating, agreeable, lovable, winsome, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.), likable or likeable She was a most engaging child.
offensive, unpleasant, unattractive, obnoxious, repulsive, objectionable, disagreeable, unlovely, unlikable or unlikeable

engaging

adjective
Translations
charmerendedejligvindende
aîlaîandi

engaging

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒɪŋ] ADJatractivo; [enthusiasm etc] → contagioso

engaging

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒɪŋ] adj (= attractive) [person] → charmant(e); [personality] → attachant(e); [manner] → engageant(e); [smile] → engageant(e); [film, comedy] → charmant(e)

engaging

adj personangenehm; smilegewinnend; character, personalityeinnehmend; mannereinnehmend, angenehm; he is such an engaging characterer hat so ein einnehmendes Wesen

engaging

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒɪŋ] adjattraente

engage

(inˈgeidʒ) verb
1. to begin to employ (a workman etc). He engaged him as his assistant.
2. to book; to reserve. He has engaged an entertainer for the children's party.
3. to take hold of or hold fast; to occupy. to engage someone's attention.
4. to join battle with. The two armies were fiercely engaged.
5. to (cause part of a machine etc to) fit into and lock with another part. The driver engaged second gear.
enˈgaged adjective
1. bound by promise (especially to marry). She became engaged to John.
2. (with in) employed or occupied. She is engaged in social work.
3. busy; not free; occupied. Please come if you are not already engaged for that evening; The room / telephone line is engaged.
enˈgagement noun
the engagement of three new assistants; When shall we announce our engagement?; Have you any engagements tomorrow?; a naval engagement (= battle); (also adjective) an engagement ring.
enˈgaging adjective
attractive. an engaging smile.
References in classic literature ?
But the new member was equal to the occasion, and rising, with a grateful salutation to the Chair, said in the most engaging manner, "Mr.
Her voice had a peculiarly engaging quality; it was deep, a little husky, and one always heard the breath vibrating behind it.
There, beside the fireplace, the brave old General used to sit; while the Surveyor -- though seldom, when it could be avoided, taking upon himself the difficult task of engaging him in conversation -- was fond of standing at a distance, and watching his quiet and almost slumberous countenance.
His having lied and been impudent are, I confess, less engaging specimens than I had hoped to have from you of the outbreak in him of the little natural man.
Consider, now, how it must be in the case of four boats all engaging one unusually strong, active, and knowing whale; when owing to these qualities in him, as well as to the thousand concurring accidents of such an audacious enterprise, eight or ten loose second irons may be simultaneously dangling about him.
There was something in his appearance remarkably beautiful and engaging.
Yet there was some- thing very engaging about these great simple-hearted creatures, something attractive and lovable.
She continually forgot and started up the front stairs because it was the shortest route to her bedroom; she left the dipper on the kitchen shelf instead of hanging it up over the pail; she sat in the chair the cat liked best; she was willing to go on errands, but often forgot what she was sent for; she left the screen doors ajar, so that flies came in; her tongue was ever in motion; she sang or whistled when she was picking up chips; she was always messing with flowers, putting them in vases, pinning them on her dress, and sticking them in her hat; finally she was an everlasting reminder of her foolish, worthless father, whose handsome face and engaging manner had so deceived Aurelia, and perhaps, if the facts were known, others besides Aurelia.
It was not closed, however, it still remained ajar; but by engaging the housekeeper in incessant conversation, she hoped to make it practicable for him to chuse his own subject in the adjoining room.
Marianne, who had never much toleration for any thing like impertinence, vulgarity, inferiority of parts, or even difference of taste from herself, was at this time particularly ill-disposed, from the state of her spirits, to be pleased with the Miss Steeles, or to encourage their advances; and to the invariable coldness of her behaviour towards them, which checked every endeavour at intimacy on their side, Elinor principally attributed that preference of herself which soon became evident in the manners of both, but especially of Lucy, who missed no opportunity of engaging her in conversation, or of striving to improve their acquaintance by an easy and frank communication of her sentiments.
Earnshaw were engaging Missy's attention by sundry gay trifles bought for her to present to the little Lintons, as an acknowledgment of their kindness.
He was not in the least affected by the severity of Miss Garth's looks and language -- he was simply relieved by her proposal, and he showed it with the most engaging sincerity.