un bewitching


enchanting; charming; fascinating.

1555–65; bewitch + -ing2

bewitchingly, adverb
unbewitching, adjective
unbewitchingly, adverb
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Word Origin & History

c.1200, biwicchen, from be- + O.E. wiccian "to enchant, to practice witchcraft" (see witch). Literal at first, figurative sense of "to fascinate" is from 1520s. *Bewiccian may well have existed in O.E., but it is not attested. Related: Bewitching.
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