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synonyms for captivating

  • beguile
  • bewitch
  • charm
  • dazzle
  • delight
  • enrapture
  • entertain
  • enthrall
  • fascinate
  • gratify
  • grip
  • hypnotize
  • infatuate
  • intrigue
  • mesmerize
  • please
  • seduce
  • allure
  • draw
  • enamour
  • enslave
  • ensnare
  • entrance
  • hold
  • hook
  • lure
  • magnetize
  • spellbind
  • take
  • vamp
  • win
  • make a hit with
  • rope in
  • sweep off one's feet
  • turn one on
  • wile
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antonyms for captivating

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  • annoy
  • bore
  • depress
  • disappoint
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • displease
  • disturb
  • forget
  • offend
  • pain
  • refuse
  • repel
  • tire
  • turn off
  • upset
  • dissuade
  • fail
  • free
  • let go
  • liberate
  • lose
  • reject
  • release
  • repulse
  • stop
  • disillusion
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Yet everyone in this encounter is captivated by each other’s words and stories.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW’S 10 FREEDOM SONGS WQWILL HAVE YOU ACTIVATEDJOI-MARIE MCKENZIEAUGUST 28, 2020ESSENCE.COM
There was altogether a simplicity and an affectionateness in her every word, look, and gesture, which were really captivating.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
An unwonted flush in her cheeks and a brightness in her deep eyes rendered her perfectly captivating.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
His eloquence may not be so captivating as that of some men; but it comes up freely, and involves utterances of import.
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His ready kindness to every one made him a general favourite; and the lively, captivating Stella and he were special friends.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
They called his painting a great art full of style, uniting the sentiment of ideal beauty with a captivating power of expression.
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WORDS RELATED TO CAPTIVATING

  • arresting
  • captivating
  • consuming
  • engrossing
  • enthralling
  • exciting
  • fascinating
  • gripping
  • interesting
  • intriguing
  • monopolizing
  • preoccupying
  • riveting
  • spellbinding
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