- extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing.
Origin of ravishing
Examples from the Web for ravishingly
Lehman thought it made her look chic, “ravishingly beautiful” in fact—which of course pleased Elizabeth but horrified Nichols.Liz Taylor's Secret Life
William J. Mann
October 19, 2009
Why, my dear fellow, the other day in your room you were singing 'L'Ange Gardien' ravishingly.Madame Bovary
Yet Rivervale never seemed so ravishingly beautiful to all his senses.That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
Marianne, ravishingly beautiful, was exultant at realizing her dream.His Excellency the Minister
The auditorium was gradually darkened,and the dividing curtain disclosed a ravishingly beautiful scene by the sea-shore.The Sorrows of Satan
Diane entered from the bedroom, ravishingly dressed for the street in a costume that well set off her perfect figure.In Friendship's Guise
Wm. Murray Graydon
- delightful; lovely; entrancing
Word Origin and History for ravishingly
"act of plundering," c.1300, verbal noun from ravish (v.).
mid-14c., "ravenous;" early 15c., "enchanting;" present participle adjective from ravish (v.). The figurative notion is of "carrying off from earth to heaven." Related: Ravishingly.