Definition for captivating

adjective as in absorbing

adjective as in adorable

adjective as in alluring

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bewitching, winning

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adjective as in bewitching

adjective as in enchanting

adjective as in endearing

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adjective as in engaging

adjective as in engrossing

adjective as in enthralling

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consuming, interesting

adjective as in enticing

adjective as in fascinating

adjective as in fetching

adjective as in gripping

adjective as in intriguing

adjective as in magnetic

adjective as in prepossessing

adjective as in quaint

adjective as in ravishing

adjective as in riveting

adjective as in seductive

adjective as in thought-provoking

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Example Sentences

Yet everyone in this encounter is captivated by each other’s words and stories.

While Claire Foy captivated in her two seasons as a young queen adjusting to her duties to the English empire, many viewers concluded earlier installments in anticipation of what was to come.

Sea pickles, for example, captivated a surgeon named Thomas Henry Huxley in 1851, who described the animals as “miniature pillars of fire gleaming out of the dark sea” while onboard the corvette HMS Rattlesnake.

Kravitz, whose maternal grandfather is from the Bahamas and has owned land there for decades, has captivated audiences with his bohemian rock and soul since his 1989 debut, Let Love Rule.

Her power to not only captivate an audience, but to encourage them to think and act, and do more than just simply survive is evident when you learn she’s the reason why everybody’s so “woke” now.

“Drone footage is inherently captivating, so we knew it was going to have a visual value to it,” says Carlucci.

Aside from oil, Russia has two great exports: brilliant, heady novelists and captivating dashboard camera videos.

While Zimbabwe was ordinary, it was also powerfully captivating.

At Le Monde Hotel in central Edinburgh this week, she was still captivating at the age of 66.

But Roitfeld, ever the captivating subject, saves the film from feeling like B-roll.

There was altogether a simplicity and an affectionateness in her every word, look, and gesture, which were really captivating.

An unwonted flush in her cheeks and a brightness in her deep eyes rendered her perfectly captivating.

His eloquence may not be so captivating as that of some men; but it comes up freely, and involves utterances of import.

His ready kindness to every one made him a general favourite; and the lively, captivating Stella and he were special friends.

They called his painting a great art full of style, uniting the sentiment of ideal beauty with a captivating power of expression.


On this page you'll find 1007 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to captivating, such as: arresting, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, and interesting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.