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fascinated

[ fas-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF fascinated

Synonyms for fascinated

  • absorbed
  • aroused
  • delighted
  • enamored
  • enchanted
  • enthralled
  • excited
  • intoxicated
  • mesmerized
  • thrilled
  • attracted
  • beguiled
  • bewitched
  • charmed
  • dazzled
  • engrossed
  • enraptured
  • enticed
  • entranced
  • hypnotized
  • infatuated
  • overpowered
  • seduced
  • sent
  • smitten
  • tantalized
  • titillated
  • transfixed
  • transported
  • fond of
  • in love with
  • sold on
  • stuck on
  • under a spell
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Antonyms for fascinated

  • bored
  • indifferent
  • unhappy
  • disenchanted
  • disenthralled
  • disinterested
  • repulsed
  • tired
  • uninterested
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FASCINATED

The fairy godmother romance of it fascinated her girlish mind.

She straightened her young form and stared, fascinated, at the door.

She went with him to haul the grain to mill and was fascinated by the big scales.

Morton, in a word, was fascinated; this man was the only friend he had made.

She rested and fascinated him at once by her strength and homely charm.

I was fascinated; and the nearer she came, the less could I keep from watching her.

"He has fascinated you as he has fascinated Mother and Nance," Dan replied.

Dan was fascinated, motionless, held as in a vice by the horror of the thing.

To Hilary's fascinated gaze it seemed as if there would be a terrific smash.

When his eyes got back to Miggs, they rested on her; fascinated.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "bewitch, enchant," from Middle French fasciner (14c.), from Latin fascinatus, past participle of fascinare "bewitch, enchant, fascinate," from fascinus "spell, witchcraft," of uncertain origin. Possibly from Greek baskanos "bewitcher, sorcerer," with form influenced by Latin fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).

The Greek word might be from a Thracian equivalent of Greek phaskein "to say;" cf. also enchant, and German besprechen "to charm," from sprechen "to speak." Earliest used of witches and of serpents, who were said to be able to cast a spell by a look that rendered one unable to move or resist. Sense of "delight, attract" is first recorded 1815. Related: Fascinated; fascinating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FASCINATED

absorbed

adjectivebeing completely occupied mentally

attentive

adjectiveconcentrating

captive

adjectivementally enchanted, held
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