charming

[ chahr-ming ]
/ ˈtʃɑr mɪŋ /
See synonyms for: charming / charmingly / charmingness on Thesaurus.com

adjective

pleasing; delightful: a charming child.
using charm; exercising magic power.

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Origin of charming

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at charm1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM charming

charm·ing·ly, adverbcharm·ing·ness, nounun·charm·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for charming

charming
/ (ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ) /

adjective

delightful; pleasant; attractive

Derived forms of charming

charmingly, adverb
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