engaging

[ en-gey-jing ]
/ ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪŋ /
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adjective

winning; attractive; pleasing: an engaging smile.

Nearby words

  1. engaged,
  2. engaged tone,
  3. engagement,
  4. engagement calendar,
  5. engagement ring,
  6. engagé,
  7. engagée,
  8. engarland,
  9. engawa,
  10. engel

Origin of engaging

First recorded in 1665–75; engage + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for unengaging

engaging

/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ) /

adjective

pleasing, charming, or winning
Derived Formsengagingly, adverbengagingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unengaging

engaging

adj.

"interesting," 1650s (implied in engagingly), present participle adjective from engage.

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