engaging

[ en-gey-jing ]
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adjective
  1. winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile.

Origin of engaging

1
First recorded in 1665–75; engage + -ing2

Other words for engaging

Other words from engaging

  • en·gag·ing·ly, adverb
  • en·gag·ing·ness, noun
  • qua·si-en·gag·ing, adjective
  • qua·si-en·gag·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·en·gag·ing, adjective

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How to use engaging in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for engaging

engaging

/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. pleasing, charming, or winning

Derived forms of engaging

  • engagingly, adverb
  • engagingness, noun

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