Examples of riveting in a Sentence
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The husband-and-wife team, stepping up for a second time from their roles as accompanists, span rock, blues, country, and folk on a riveting set that visits some dark places but doesn’t dwell there.
Tom Killam excelled in that show's leading role, as did Anastasia Lincoln in a riveting cameo.
For those who think the holidays are all about displaying wealth in the most ostentatious manner imaginable, YouTube has a riveting new reality show featuring San Antonio’s most famous self-promoter, personal injury attorney Thomas J. Henry.
The Broncos’ do-everything star, Jalen Catalon, played his role and helped get the game off to a riveting start.
This personal, complex portrayal of a monarch who by her own admission in the show would rather be living any other life is riveting enough.
Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies (HBO) This riveting drama started out like a Monterey reboot of Desperate Housewives but turned into a much more powerful tale about abuse.
Miami remains the lone undefeated team in the ACC after a riveting comeback victory vs. visiting Virginia.
From the dawn of domestication to pampered modern pets, anthrozoologist Bradshaw, author of the best-selling Cat Sense and Dog Sense, traces the evolution of predators into companions in this riveting read.
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First Known Use of riveting
Synonymsabsorbing, arresting, consuming, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, interesting
Antonymsboring, drab, dry, dull, heavy, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting
Related Wordsbreathtaking, electric, electrifying, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, inspiring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; provocative, tantalizing; emphatic, showy, splashy, striking; alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, spellbinding; hypnotizing, mesmerizing; curious, odd, unusual, weird; amazing, astonishing, astounding, eventful, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), surprising, wonderful, wondrous; amusing, entertaining
Near Antonymsoperose, tiresome, tiring, wearisome, wearying; sterile, unexciting; dreary, humdrum, pedantic, pedestrian; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
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