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 ?
I long to see her, and shall certainly accept your kind invitation, that I may form some idea of those bewitching powers which can do so much--engaging at the same time, and in the same house, the affections of two men, who were neither of them at liberty to bestow them- -and all this without the charm of youth
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?
As she stood by her throne at the head of the banquet table every eye was turned eagerly upon the lovely Princess, who was as dignified as she was bewitching, and who smiled upon all her old and new friends in a way that touched their hearts and brought an answering smile to every face.
Anatole asked Natasha for a valse and as they danced he pressed her waist and hand and told her she was bewitching and that he loved her.
Even old Lobbs himself, in the very height of his ferocity, couldn't resist the coaxing of his pretty daughter; and when she, and her cousin Kate--an arch, impudent-looking, bewitching little person--made a dead set upon the old man together, as, to say the truth, they very often did, he could have refused them nothing, even had they asked for a portion of the countless and inexhaustible treasures, which were hidden from the light, in the iron safe.
Old Lobbs turned his head away, as if to avoid being persuaded by them, when, as fortune would have it, he encountered the face of the wicked little cousin, who, half afraid for her brother, and half laughing at Nathaniel Pipkin, presented as bewitching an expression of countenance, with a touch of slyness in it, too, as any man, old or young, need look upon.
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.
Such confidence, powerful in its own warmth, and bewitching in the wit which often expressed it, must have been enough for Anne; but Lady Russell saw it very differently.
An oddball coming-together of melodrama and fantasy, the flightily enigmatic The Age of Adaline stars the bewitching Blake Lively as a woman incapable of aging.
ACeman killed his wife with help from his son because he believed she was bewitching his nephew, a court was told.
When a twister strikes, he's swept into the heavens and to the land of Oz where he learns from the bewitching Mila Theodora (Mila Kunis) that he must be the much- feted Oz, the magician sent to lift a curse that's blighted the kingdom.
Kendra is a wise and likable character, and no doubt Flinn's fans will be satisfied with Bewitching.