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captivating is a synonym of charming

adjective [ kap-tuh-vey-ting ]

captivating is another word for charming

Charming describes someone or something that is pleasing or delightful (The house was charming).

Captivating describes someone or something that is magnetic, and holds your attention because of beauty or excellence (a captivating dancer).

Charming and captivating can both describe character traits. Charming suggests friendliness, wit and gregariousness (He was very charming, and made us feel at ease).

Captivating suggests attractiveness, either in looks or actions, and also can suggest a sense of mysteriousness (She didn’t say much, but everything she said was captivating).

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resourceful is a synonym of clever

adjective [ ri-sawrs-fuhl, -sohrs-, -zawrs-, -zohrs- ]

resourceful is another word for clever

Clever describes someone who is intelligent and quick (a clever student).

Resourceful describes someone who is very good at dealing with new, often difficult, situations (She’s good in an emergency because she’s resourceful).

✅ Both clever and resourceful can describe people who show ingenuity and inventiveness, or things that require ingenuity and problem-solving. Resourceful especially describes someone who can make something good or successful out of bad circumstances (He was a resourceful cook; They came up with a clever solution).

Resourceful describes a specific kind of intelligence, focused on quickly understanding a situation and dealing imaginatively and practically with it. Clever tends to imply wittiness and an aptitude for more traditionally academic skills.

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stoic is a synonym of aloof

adjective [ stoh-ik ]

stoic is another word for aloof

Aloof describes someone who is reserved, disinterested, or reticent when concerning other people (He was aloof with the other guests).

Stoic describes someone who is generally impassive and seems unmoved by strong emotion, and who also accepts hardship without complaint (She was stoic about the end of her relationship).

Aloof and stoic describe similar kinds of personality traits, though there are key differences.

Aloof generally describes the way someone interacts with other people (They thought the gentleman was aloof and rude), whereas stoic describes a person’s response to their circumstances and emotions (Beneath her stoic expression, they could tell she was having a good time).

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