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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British Dictionary definitions for engaging

engaging
/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ) /

adjective

pleasing, charming, or winning

Derived forms of engaging

engagingly, adverbengagingness, noun
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