fascinating

adjective
fas·​ci·​nat·​ing | \ˈfas-ˌnā-tiŋ, ˈfa-sə-ˌnā-\

Definition of fascinating 

: extremely interesting or charming : captivating a fascinating documentary gave a fascinating account of the expedition

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Other Words from fascinating

fascinatingly \ ˈfas-​ˌnā-​tiŋ-​lē , ˈfa-​sə-​ˌnā-​ \ adverb

Examples of fascinating in a Sentence

the fascinating cities and peoples of central Asia have been intriguing travelers at least since the time of Marco Polo the fascinating—but dubious—legend that Pocahontas rescued John Smith from certain death

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Clippers Gilgeous-Alexander’s steady evolution into a high-level playmaker has quietly been a fascinating storyline over the last nine months. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Rookie Report Cards: The Most Noteworthy Summer League Showings," 11 July 2018 Regardless of what happens, the competitive balance and unpredictability week to week have been fascinating storylines and should remain so in the second half of the season. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Scott Dixon scorching hot as IndyCar heads to Road America," 21 June 2018 The room opens onto several others overflowing with fascinating angling displays that run the technological gamut from a bone hook from around 10,000 B.C. in Netherlands, a hooks and line from 3,000 B.C., reindeer antler harpoons from France circa. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "German hunting, fishing museum spans history back to the stone age," 14 June 2018 This is a fascinating piece of Kansas City classical music history of which few are aware. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "KC Fringe Festival brings an adventurous spirit to classical themes," 13 July 2018 The first two seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale form a loose diptych, mirroring and subverting each other in fascinating ways. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 was masterful. But it may have broken the show.," 11 July 2018 Age and aging are confusing to me, and therefore fascinating. Sari Botton, Longreads, "Introducing ‘Fine Lines,’ a Series About Age and Aging," 10 July 2018 Including over 50 exquisitely crafted Spiffy puppets and fascinating backstage footage, Spiffy Pictures offers exciting insights into the magic of contemporary puppet production for television. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 10 July 2018 The evolution of emergency care in the United States is a fascinating story. Paul Seward, STAT, "Emergency departments: the ‘chewing gum and duct tape’ holding together U.S. health care," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of fascinating

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fascinating

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fascinating

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fascinating

: very interesting or appealing

fascinating

adjective
fas·​ci·​nat·​ing | \ˈfa-sə-ˌnā-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of fascinating

: extremely interesting or charming a fascinating story

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