The video is transfixing—and worth a good laugh, as Cain himself recognized.
Iago is such a transfixing portrait of evil exactly because his motives are forever murky.
The scene is a masterpiece of storytelling, transfixing and indelible.
1580s, "pierce through, impale," from Middle French transfixer, from Latin transfixus "impaled," past participle of transfigere "to impale, pierce through," from trans- "through" (see trans-) + figere "to fix, fasten" (see fix (v.)). Figurative sense of "make motionless or helpless, as with amazement, terror, or grief" is first recorded 1640s. Related: Transfixed; transfixing.