beguiling

[ bih-gahy-ling ]
/ bɪˈgaɪ lɪŋ /

adjective

having the power to charm or divert the attention; intriguing: a beguiling smile.

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Origin of beguiling

First recorded in 1575–1600; beguil(e) + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM beguiling

be·guil·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for beguiling

beguiling
/ (bɪˈɡaɪlɪŋ) /

adjective

charming or fascinating
using slyness to delude someone

Derived forms of beguiling

beguilingly, adverb
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