Examples of riveting in a Sentence
a riveting explanation of light waves that fascinated the class
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The potential for excellence and drama is riveting.
The latest wasn’t as riveting as last year’s 10-inning epic in Cleveland that ended with a title for Chicago’s North Side for the first time since 1908.
The result is a living picture book, supplemented by countless resources that are as riveting as the source material (a favorite: Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, seen above).
Time Vontaze Burfict is the most appealing, appalling, riveting, revolting, beastly ghastly man working in professional football today, and on Thursday the Bengals rewarded him for all of that. Handsomely.
Under Dave Pierini’s artful direction, B Street’s production is at times hurtful, haunting and hilarious, but always riveting.
That hint of realism turns even mundane, clerical exchanges into something riveting.
Both The Lobster and Sacred Deer were directed and co-written by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos, who is turning out to be a kind of riveting nuisance of cinema.
Cindy Anthony was a riveting witness determined to help Casey.
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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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