[ rav-i-shing ]
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  1. extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing.

Origin of ravishing

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; see origin at ravish, -ing1

Other words from ravishing

  • rav·ish·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby ravishing

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How to use ravishing in a sentence

  • And then there is Carole Lombard, ravishing, sexy, happy, and glorious in her gowns.

    The Star-Crossed Hamlet | David Thomson | October 10, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In some, waves of silk and ribbon broke over shores of imitation moss from which ravishing hats rose like tropical orchids.

    Summer | Edith Wharton
  • The dressing-room was really a ravishing boudoir hung with pale blue satin, studded with marguerites.

  • It was interesting to watch the transformation of this rather neglected, commonplace garden into a place of ravishing beauty.

  • Margaret, ravishing in white lace, sprinkled with little gold butterflies, had taken her place at the head of her table.

    The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Her drenched clothes were an excuse for a new and ravishing toilette.

British Dictionary definitions for ravishing


/ (ˈrævɪʃɪŋ) /

  1. delightful; lovely; entrancing

Derived forms of ravishing

  • ravishingly, adverb

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