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 alluring, appealing, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charismatic, charming, elfin, enchanting, fascinating, entrancing, fetching, glamorous (also glamourous), luring, magnetic, seductiveRelated Words 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 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 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 absorbing, arresting, consuming, interesting, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, rivetingRelated Words 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 operose, tiresome, tiring, wearisome, wearying; sterile, unexciting; dreary, humdrum, pedantic, pedestrian; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiritingAntonyms boring, drab, dry, dull, heavy, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting

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