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  • 141 tempting — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. appetizing, attractive, fascinating, intriguing, rousing, tantalizing, provoking, provocation, alluring, mouth watering*, temptatious*; see also charming , tasteful 1 , 2 . Ant. ugly*, repulsive, unwholesome. II (Roget… …

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  • 142 bewitching — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. enchanting, charming, beguiling, spellbinding, mesmerizing, captivating, fascinating, seductive, enticing, hypnotizing, alluring. ANT.: repulsive, dull II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Pleasing to the eye or… …

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  • 143 enchanting — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. mesmerizing, bewitching, spellbinding, charming, captivating, alluring, entrancing, hypnotic, beguiling, enthralling. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Pleasing to the eye or mind: attractive, bewitching,… …

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  • 144 enticing — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Pleasing to the eye or mind: attractive, bewitching, enchanting, engaging, fascinating, fetching, glamorous, lovely, prepossessing, pretty, sweet, taking, tempting, winning, winsome. See LIKE. 2. Tending to… …

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  • 145 Pleasurableness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Capability of giving pleasure PARAG:Pleasurableness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pleasurableness pleasurableness pleasantness agreeableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 pleasure giving pleasure giving jucundity delectability Sgm: N 1… …

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  • 146 prepossess — 1610s, to get possession of beforehand, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + POSSESS (Cf. possess). Meaning to possess (a person) beforehand with a feeling, notion, etc. is from 1630s; specifically, to cause (someone) to have a favorable opinion of something… …

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  • 147 unprepossessing — (adj.) 1816, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + prepossessing (see PREPOSSESS (Cf. prepossess)) …

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  • 148 attractive — a. 1. Alluring, inviting, enticing, fascinating, captivating, charming, winning, winsome, bewitching, enchanting, engaging, interesting, prepossessing, taking, pleasing, pleasant, lovely, sweet. 2. Magnetic, magnetical …

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  • 149 inviting — a. 1. Alluring, attractive, winning, engaging, captivating, pleasing, fascinating, bewitching. 2. Prepossessing, promising …

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  • 150 winning — a. Attractive, alluring, pleasing, charming, bewitching, engaging, captivating, fascinating, prepossessing, enchanting, delightful, lovely …

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  • 151 attractive — adjective 1) a more attractive career Syn: appealing, inviting, tempting, irresistible; agreeable, pleasing, interesting See note at pleasant Ant: uninviting 2) …

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  • 152 beautiful — adjective beautiful fashion models a beautiful crystal vase Syn: attractive, pretty, handsome, good looking, alluring, prepossessing; lovely, charming, delightful, appealing, engaging, winsome; ravishing, gorgeous, stunning, arresting …

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  • 153 charming — adjective a charming inn on the cape their charming daughter Syn: delightful, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likable, endearing, lovely, lovable, adorable, appealing, attractive, good looking, prepossessing; alluring, delectable, ravishing …

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  • 154 fetching — adjective give this note to the fetching young lady in the blue dress Syn: attractive, appealing, sweet, pretty, good looking, lovely, delightful, charming, prepossessing, captivating, enchanting, irresistible; Scottish bonny; informal divine,… …

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  • 155 good-looking — adjective a good looking couple Syn: attractive, beautiful, pretty, handsome, lovely, stunning, striking, arresting, gorgeous, prepossessing, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, enchanting, appealing …

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  • 156 handsome — adjective 1) a handsome man Syn: good looking, attractive, striking, gorgeous; informal hunky, drop dead gorgeous, hot, cute Ant: ugly 2) a handsome woman of 30 Syn …

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  • 157 magnetic — adjective a magnetic personality Syn: alluring, attractive, fascinating, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, appealing, charming, prepossessing, engaging, entrancing, seductive, inviting, irresistible, charismatic …

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  • 158 pretty — 1. adjective a pretty child Syn: attractive, lovely, good looking, nice looking, personable, fetching, prepossessing, appealing, charming, delightful, cute, as pretty as a picture; Scottish bonny; informal easy on the eye; literary beauteous;… …

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  • 159 striking — adjective 1) Lizzie bears a striking resemblance to her sister Syn: noticeable, obvious, conspicuous, evident, marked, notable, unmistakable, strong; remarkable, extraordinary, incredible, amazing, astounding, astonishing, staggering …

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  • 160 winning — adjective 1) the winning team Syn: victorious, successful, triumphant, vanquishing, conquering; first, first place, top, leading 2) a winning smile Syn: engaging, charming, appealing …

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