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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

charmless

(ˈtʃɑːmləs)
adj
literary without any charm
Translations

charmless

[ˈtʃɑːmlɪs] ADJ [place] → sin encanto, poco atractivo; [person] → sin atractivo, sin chispa

charmless

[ˈtʃɑːrmləs] adj [person, place] → dénué(e) de charme

charmless

adj placewenig reizvoll; personunsympathisch
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She looks at everything, goes everywhere, passes her way, with her clear quiet eyes wide open; skirting the edge of obscene abysses without suspecting them; pushing through brambles without tearing her robe; exciting, without knowing it, the most injurious suspicions; and always holding her course, passionless, stainless, fearless, charmless! It is a little figure in which, after all, if you can get the right point of view, there is something rather striking.
Whether Lord of Loxley or the outlaw known as 'the Hood', Taron Egerton's geezerish Robin is smug and charmless, and the Kingsman star fails to convince as either to the manor born, or a man of the people.
Clarkson charmless empathy Jeremy Clarkson hosting Who Wants To Be a Millionaire sounds like a joke.
"He is smug now that he has got a little bit of power, and his attitude is one of self-righteousness - and even when he is being interviewed, he is egocentric and charmless" Actor Steven Berkoff on Jeremy Corbyn "I have just been told I can't buy cigarettes, unless I've got ID.
ZOOLANDER 2 is gormless and charmless, and mustering affection for the lead character is a mission: impossible.
IN her excellent article in the Western Mail (March 19), Carolyn Hitt's description of Eddie Jones' press conference performance as "charmless" was incisively apt.
Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie play smug, charmless, dull and neurotic New Yorkers Jake and Lainey, who lost their virginity to each other in college.
And totally charmless city boy Jeremy, 50 (pictured), squeezes a date with Emma, 45, into his busy work schedule, but she faces strong competition from his mobile phone.
When the last local library's been shut And words all belong to the rich, When the last school patrol has been cut And the lollipops thrown in the ditch, When the centres are all boarded up And every last thing has a price, When the old are all rounded up And no-one can afford to be nice, When the last public light is switched off And the charmless continue to carve, When the sick are forbidden to cough And the jobless are all left to starve, When the undeserving wealthy Accumulate yet still more While paying for private security To subdue the hungry poor, When fairness has long had its day And the peasants are all on the run, Then Cameron and all in his pay Will know they have finally won.
Meanwhile, film critic Andy Lea has described Diana as "charmless and utterly pointless, a real car crash of a movie".
The New York Times recently ran a charmless story about beard-grooming products, illustrated with charming photos of hot bearded celebs like Affleck, Pitt, Clooney, and a smattering of younger stars with patchy, pubic face rugs.
It's a tribute to their unique and diverse style of acoustic-reggaemeets-R&B and features covers of Blur's Charmless Man plus Eternal's I Wanna Be The Only One.