- enchanting; charming; fascinating.
Origin of bewitching
- to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over.
- to enchant; charm; fascinate: The painter bewitched the crowd with his latest work.
- to cause someone to be enchanted; cast a spell over someone: She lost her power to bewitch.
Origin of bewitch
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2. captivate, enrapture, transport.
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Examples from the Web for bewitching
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For Summer turns out to be the bewitching villain in this story, breaking Tom's heart without a second thought.Indie Dream Girls
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Bewitching scents waft from a stone vessel holding multicolored powders, herbs and seeds.A Superstar Chef Does the Unthinkable
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The Countess bestowed on me one of her most bewitching smiles.City of Endless Night
I dared not go near her lest they should think I was bewitching her.Things as They Are
And Miss Van Harlem, in a bewitching wrapper, sat on the lounge and admired.Stories of a Western Town
Then she favored me with another nod and a most bewitching smile.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
The most exacting and bewitching of all professions was clamouring for him again.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
- to attract and fascinate; enchant
- to cast a spell over
C13 bewicchen; see be-, witch
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Word Origin and History for bewitching
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