of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating: a fascinating story; fascinating jewelry.

Origin of fascinating

First recorded in 1640–50; fascinate + -ing2
Related formsfas·ci·nat·ing·ly, adverbhalf-fas·ci·nat·ing, adjectivehalf-fas·ci·nat·ing·ly, adverbqua·si-fas·ci·nat·ing, adjectivequa·si-fas·ci·nat·ing·ly, adverbun·fas·ci·nat·ing, adjective
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  • She will never believe what a fascinatingly funny place it is.

  • The whole thing seemed so terrible, so fascinatingly terrible.


    Susan Glaspell

  • Marcia looked up at Lee helplessly, smilingly, fascinatingly.

  • There are innumerable side issues, every one of them fascinatingly human and delightfully told.

  • Her eyes looked sky-blue under the blonde wig, and the blonde tints were lovely, if not so fascinatingly surprising as her own.

    Margarita's Soul

    Ingraham Lovell

British Dictionary definitions for fascinatingly



arousing great interest
enchanting or alluringa fascinating woman
Derived Formsfascinatingly, adverb
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