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engaging

[en-gey-jing] /ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪŋ/
adjective
1.
winning; attractive; pleasing:
an engaging smile.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; engage + -ing2
Related forms
engagingly, adverb
engagingness, noun
quasi-engaging, adjective
quasi-engagingly, adverb
unengaging, adjective
Synonyms
charming, agreeable.
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British Dictionary definitions for engagingness

engaging

/ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ/
adjective
1.
pleasing, charming, or winning
Derived Forms
engagingly, adverb
engagingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for engagingness

engaging

adj.

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

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