engaging

[ en-gey-jing ]
/ ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪŋ /

adjective

winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile.

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Origin of engaging

First recorded in 1665–75; engage + -ing2

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Definition for engaging (2 of 2)

engage
[ en-geyj ]
/ ɛnˈgeɪdʒ /

verb (used with object), en·gaged, en·gag·ing.

verb (used without object), en·gaged, en·gag·ing.

Origin of engage

1515–25; < Middle French engager, Old French engagier. See en-1, gage1

OTHER WORDS FROM engage

en·gag·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engaging (1 of 3)

engaging
/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ) /

adjective

pleasing, charming, or winning

Derived forms of engaging

engagingly, adverbengagingness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for engaging (2 of 3)

engage
/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of engage

engager, noun

Word Origin for engage

C15: from Old French engagier, from en- 1 + gage a pledge, see gage 1

British Dictionary definitions for engaging (3 of 3)

engagé
/ French (ɑ̃ɡaʒe) /

adjective

(of a writer or artist, esp a man) morally or politically committed to some ideology
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