engrossing


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en·gross·ing

 (ĕn-grō′sĭng)
adj.
Occupying one's complete attention; wholly absorbing: read an engrossing book.

en·gross′ing·ly adv.
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engrossing

(ɪnˈɡrəʊsɪŋ)
adj
so interesting as to occupy one's attention completely; absorbing
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en•gross•ing

(ɛnˈgroʊ sɪŋ)

adj.
fully occupying the mind or attention; absorbing: an engrossing book.
[1475–85]
en•gross′ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.engrossing - capable of arousing and holding the attentionengrossing - capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention
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engrossing

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engrossing

adjective
Catching and holding the full attention:
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Translations

engrossing

[ɪnˈgrəʊsɪŋ] ADJabsorbente
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engrossing

[ɪnˈgrəʊsɪŋ] adj [account, story, documentary] → passionnant(e); [subject] → passionnant(e)
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engrossing

adjfesselnd
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engrossing

[ɪnˈgrəʊsɪŋ] adj (study, game) → appassionante; (book) → avvincente
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References in classic literature ?
The original causes which dispose men to the things which I have mentioned are, taken in one manner, seven in number, in another they are more; two of which are the same with those that have been already mentioned: but influencing in a different manner; for profit and honour sharpen men against each other; not to get the possession of them for themselves (which was what I just now supposed), but when they see others, some justly, others [1302b] unjustly, engrossing them.
The union of two beings may be so engrossing, in their eyes, have lasted so long, and embraced so many ties, as to seem indissoluble; it is all seeming; the hour will infallibly come when the past becomes as nothing, except as it has opened the way to the future.
While prior familiarity with these characters and their experiences will enhance appreciation for how much Stella and her comrades have grown since their first appearances in the series, newcomers will find this story completely accessible and thoroughly engrossing. Personal and professional dilemmas abound, encounters between all are realistically portrayed, and the contrast between Stella's urban world and the rural wilds of Alaska are well done, creating a compelling environment in which Stella finds herself far from familiar scenarios or approaches to solving problems.
Sandra Brown's Seeing Red (9781478916826, $35.00) benefits from actor Victor Slezak's engrossing, dramatic reading as it tells of Kerra Bailey, a TV journalist in search of a story who uncovers the reason why a heroic Major has dropped out of the public eye.
IANS Veteran actress Sudha Chandran, currently seen as Mai in 'Ayushaman Bhava', says she is excited about the TV show and feels it has an engrossing storyline.
Five new titles are recommended picks from Scholastic, each offering different, engrossing stories that will attract young adult leisure readers seeking solid writing, believable protagonists, and engrossing plots.
ENGROSSING was unlucky not to get off the mark for new connections at Haydock last month and should be backed in the FSB Health and Wellbeing Handicap at Ayr.
ENGROSSING was arguably unlucky not to get off the mark for new connections at Haydock last month and should be backed to gain compensation in the FSB Health & Wellbeing Handicap at Ayr.
A number of engrossing shows will also be held, of which Aladdin and the slinky show have roused a lot of interest.
First up is The Pipe (Cert 15, HHHHH), an engrossing look at Irish villagers taking on Shell's plans to lay a gas pipeline through their local bay.
The engrossing campaign is chock-full of exciting, varied gameplay and drips with intrigue and intensity.
But, while it's engrossing, director Antoine Fuqua's film relies too much on clichs when it should have been more pacy and exciting.