beguiling

adjective be·guil·ing \ bi-ˈgī-liŋ , bē- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of beguiling

: agreeably or charmingly attractive or pleasing
  • a beguiling manner
  • a beguiling aroma
  • … it's safe to say that the Balkans have never produced a politician so beguiling.
  • —Jane Kramer

beguilingly

adverb
    • The restaurant is physically attractive, dishes are beguilingly presented, and the cuisine is always logically inventive, often inspired, sometimes sublime.
    • —Jay Jacobs

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First Known Use of beguiling

1646



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