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engaging

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of engaging

  1. 1 having an often mysterious or magical power to attract movie stars often have an engaging aura that is hard to describe Synonyms of engaging alluring, appealing, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charismatic, charming, elfin, enchanting, fascinating, entrancing, fetching, glamorous (also glamourous), luring, magnetic, seductiveWords Related to engaging absorbing, arresting, engrossing, enthralling, galvanic, gripping, hypnotic, hypnotizing, mesmerizing, riveting, spellbinding; enticing, tantalizing, tempting; exciting, haunting, interesting, intriguing, titillating; beckoning, inviting, winning; darling, delightful, pleasant, pleasingNear Antonyms of engaging boring, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome; abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, distasteful, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, invidious, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, odious, offensive, shocking, sickening; drab, dreary, dull, flat, humdrum, jading, leaden, monotonous, pedestrian, ponderousAntonyms of engaging repellent (also repellant), repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, unalluring

  2. 2 holding the attention or provoking interest a movie with an engaging story that will hold your interest for a couple of hours Synonyms of engaging absorbing, arresting, consuming, interesting, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, rivetingWords Related to engaging breathtaking, 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, entertainingNear Antonyms of engaging operose, tiresome, tiring, wearisome, wearying; sterile, unexciting; dreary, humdrum, pedantic, pedestrian; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiritingAntonyms of engaging boring, drab, dry, dull, heavy, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting


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