"fascinating" in the verb sense
1. intrigue, fascinate
cause to be interested or curious
2. fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind
to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
"The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
3. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
attract cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"
"fascinating" in the adjective sense
1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting
capable of arousing and holding the attention
"a fascinating story"
2. bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating
capturing interest as if by a spell
"Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"
"an enthralling book"
"antique papers of entrancing design"
"a fascinating woman"
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