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ravishing

[rav-i-shing] /ˈræv ɪ ʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see ravish, -ing1
Related forms
ravishingly, adverb
Can be confused
ravenous, ravaging, ravishing (see synonym study at ravenous)
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British Dictionary definitions for ravishingly

ravishing

/ˈrævɪʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
delightful; lovely; entrancing
Derived Forms
ravishingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ravishingly

ravishing

n.

"act of plundering," c.1300, verbal noun from ravish (v.).

adj.

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.

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