fascination


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fas·ci·na·tion

 (făs′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The capability of eliciting intense interest or of being very attractive.
2. The state of being intensely interested or attracted: listened in fascination.
3. An intensely interesting, attractive quality or trait.

fas•ci•na•tion

(ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the power or action of fascinating.
2. the state or an instance of being fascinated.
3. a fascinating quality: the fascination of foreign travel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fascination - the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
spell, trance, enchantment - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
2.fascination - a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
3.fascination - the capacity to attract intense interest; "he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"

fascination

noun
1. obsession, interest, complex, enthusiasm, hang-up (informal), preoccupation, mania, fetish, fixation, infatuation, ruling passion, idée fixe (French), bee in your bonnet (informal), thing (informal) I've had a lifelong fascination with the sea.
2. attraction, pull, spell, magic, charm, lure, glamour, allure, magnetism, enchantment, sorcery She had a charm and fascination all of her own.

fascination

noun
Translations
جاذِبِيَّه شَديدَه، سِحْر
kouzlookouzlenífascinace
betagelsefascination
hurmalumoustenho
elbûvöltségmegbűvölés
aîdráttaraflhrifning
navdušenje
büyüle mecazibe

fascination

[ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃən] Nfascinación f
his fascination with the cinemasu fascinación por el cine

fascination

[ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃən] nfascination f
in fascination
He watched in fascination → Il regardait, fasciné.
a fascination with sth → une fascination pour qch
to have a fascination for sth → être fasciné(e) par qch
to hold a fascination for sb → exercer une fascination sur qn

fascination

nFaszination f; (= fascinating quality also)Reiz m; to listen/watch in fascinationgebannt zuhören/zusehen; to have or hold a fascination for somebodyauf jdn einen besonderen Reiz ausüben; his fascination with the cinemader Reiz, den das Kino für ihn hat, die Faszination, die das Kino auf ihn ausübt; I don’t understand the fascination of this bookich verstehe nicht, was an diesem Buch so faszinierend ist; she developed a fascination for Impressionist paintingimpressionistische Malerei begann sie zu faszinieren

fascination

[ˈfæsɪˌneɪʃn] nfascino

fascinate

(ˈfӕsineit) verb
to charm; to attract or interest very strongly. She was fascinated by the strange clothes and customs of the country people.
ˈfascinating adjective
very charming, attractive or interesting. a fascinating story.
ˌfasciˈnation noun
1. the act of fascinating or state of being fascinated. the look of fascination on the children's faces.
2. the power of fascinating or something that has this. Old books have/hold a fascination for him.
References in classic literature ?
Amy especially enjoyed this high honor, and became quite a belle among them, for her ladyship early felt and learned to use the gift of fascination with which she was endowed.
Her face had a kind of fascination for me: it was the very colour and shape of anger.
The fascination of a gracious day and the leafy solitude of the canyon led them to prolong their ride beyond the proposed limit, and it became necessary towards sunset for them to seek some shorter cut home.
But, as it happened, scarcely had Phoebe's eyes rested again on the Judge's countenance than all its ugly sternness vanished; and she found herself quite overpowered by the sultry, dog-day heat, as it were, of benevolence, which this excellent man diffused out of his great heart into the surrounding atmosphere,--very much like a serpent, which, as a preliminary to fascination, is said to fill the air with his peculiar odor.
Often, likewise, one was the guest of the other in his place of study and retirement There was a fascination for the minister in the company of the man of science, in whom he recognised an intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope; together with a range and freedom of ideas, that he would have vainly looked for among the members of his own profession.
As by a fascination, every eye was now directed to the glaring greenish-gray eye of Simon.
And there she stood gazing, in a sort of stupefied fascination, till we turned a corner of the wood and were lost to her view.
They show that the duel has a singular fascination about it somewhere, for these free men, so far from resting upon the privilege of the badge, are always volunteering.
He gathered quite a following of lads interested in the exhibition; and one that had cut his finger and had been a centre of fascination and homage up to this time, now found himself sud- denly without an adherent, and shorn of his glory.
Perhaps because of his very weakness Rebecca's decision of character had a fascination for him, and although she snubbed him to the verge of madness, he could never keep his eyes away from her.
Dean's bitter herbs; and firstly, let me beware of the fascination that lurks in Catherine Heathcliff's brilliant eyes.
At this moment he was especially convincing because he suddenly felt the fascination of actually making a sort of speech like a grown-up person.