engagingly


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Related to engagingly: ne'er, prioritise, unpreparedness

en·gag·ing

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

en·gag′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.engagingly - in an engaging manner; "she played the role engagingly"
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Translations

engagingly

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒɪŋlɪ] ADV [smile, write] → de manera atractiva, con encanto
he was engagingly honest about the reasons for his actionse ganó nuestra simpatía con su honestidad al explicar los motivos de su acto
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engagingly

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒɪŋlɪ] advin modo attraente
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References in classic literature ?
James was in excellent spirits, and Isabella most engagingly placid.
He hopped closer and closer and looked at Ben Weatherstaff more and more engagingly. He flew on to the nearest currant bush and tilted his head and sang a little song right at him.
Dona Rita tapped the couch engagingly by her side but I sat down instead in the armchair nearly opposite her, which, I imagine, must have been just vacated by Blunt.
I looked over my shoulder as I passed the doorway, and saw to my surprise that he was exhibiting the docility of the birds in his most engagingly polite manner to the housekeeper.
It was not his fault, but that of the Gods, of whom he discoursed so engagingly, that he led them into the borders of Nahan, where the Rahah of that State mistook them for deserting British soldiery.
Kelsey Grammer plays an engagingly dim-witted upper class toff who ineptly runs -- and ruins -- an old-fashioned and stately private bank in the freewheeling British comedy Breaking the Bank.
Opens Friday THE STARS Al Pacino, Holly Hunter THE VERDICT An engagingly quirky tale, Manglehorn sees Al Pacino in relatively restrained form as a reclusive elderly Texan locksmith who struggles to form relationships.
Grieving Zach (a winning Dane DeHaan) is bewildered but delighted when his ex Beth (an engagingly demented Aubrey Plaza) comes back to life after she was killed by a snake.
? I LIKE the engagingly selfdeprecating Jon (8 Out of 10 Cats) Richardson, and think he should be on the TV more often.
An engagingly nasty piece of work.' "Writing a novel has been a long-held ambition of mine and Dark Orchid is hopefully the first of many."
A genial slacker, a private investigator and a femme fatale join forces to rescue a kidnapped holy man in Avi Nesher's engagingly helmed "The Wonders" an unusual dramedy that offers a stylish and amusing rift on "Chinatown" by way of "Alice in Wonderland." But on another level, it provides ripped-from-the-headlines commentary on the messianic cults that misuse the millions of shekels finagled from their followers, as well as the appeal of religion as a panacea for lost souls searching for something to believe in.
The 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' star who is engagingly cautious about making the transition from acting, asserted that writing is something she would like to do.