- winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile.
Origin of engaging
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Examples from the Web for unengaging
At first his address and manner were unengaging, but he invariably endeared himself to all with whom he was familiar.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)
- pleasing, charming, or winning
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Word Origin and History for unengaging
"interesting," 1650s (implied in engagingly), present participle adjective from engage.
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