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 ?
In facetious homage to the smallness of his talk, and the jerky nature of his manners, Fledgeby's familiars had agreed to confer upon him (behind his back) the honorary title of Fascination Fledgeby.
There was in it, no doubt, filial devotion, domestic attachment; there was also the fascination of one spirit by another spirit.
To pursue his secret has something of the fascination of a detective story.
The unholy fascination of dread dwells in the thought of the last moments of a ship reported as "missing" in the columns of the SHIPPING GAZETTE.
In short, I am persuaded that his continuing here beyond the time originally fixed for his return is occasioned as much by a degree of fascination towards her, as by the wish of hunting with Mr.
There were certain outline illustrations in it, which were very good in the cold Flaxman manner, and helped largely to heighten the fascination of the poems for me.
The fascination of beauty it is possible to resist.
Have you ever heard of such a thing as the fascination of terror?
This woman with her reckless life, her odd fascination, her brusque hatred of affectations, was a constant torment to him.
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.
He had a practical mind and moved uneasily amid the abstract; but he found an unexpected fascination in listening to metaphysical disquisitions; they made him breathless; it was a little like watching a tight-rope dancer doing perilous feats over an abyss; but it was very exciting.
Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.