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fascinating

[fas-uh-ney-ting] /ˈfæs əˌneɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating:
a fascinating story; fascinating jewelry.
Origin of fascinating
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; fascinate + -ing2
Related forms
fascinatingly, adverb
half-fascinating, adjective
half-fascinatingly, adverb
quasi-fascinating, adjective
quasi-fascinatingly, adverb
unfascinating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fascinatingly

fascinating

/ˈfæsɪˌneɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
arousing great interest
2.
enchanting or alluring: a fascinating woman
Derived Forms
fascinatingly, adverb
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