ravishingly

ravishing

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

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see ravish, -ing1

ravishingly, adverb

ravenous, ravaging, ravishing (see synonym study at ravenous).
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ravishing (ˈrævɪʃɪŋ)
 
adj
delightful; lovely; entrancing
 
'ravishingly
 
adv

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ravish
c.1300, "to seize (someone) by violence, carry (a person, esp. a woman) away," from O.Fr. raviss-, prp. stem of ravir "to seize, take away hastily," from V.L. *rapire, from L. rapere "to seize, hurry away" (see rapid). Meaning "to commit rape upon" is recorded from mid-15c.
Ravishing "act of plundering" is from c.1300; in the sense of "enchanting" it is attested from early 15c., from notion of "carrying off from earth to heaven" (early 14c.).
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