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fascination

noun

1 fascination

The state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror).

synonym: captivation.

Roget 824: excitation of feeling; mental excitement; suscitation, galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection; animation, agitation, perturbation; ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Roget 870: wonder, marvel; astonishment, amazement, wonderment, bewilderment; amazedness etc. adj.; admiration, awe; stupor, stupefaction; stound, ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more



2 fascination

A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.

synonyms: captivation, enchantment, enthrallment.

Roget 829: pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness etc. adj.; pleasure giving, jucundity, delectability; amusement etc. 840.    attraction etc. (motive) ... show more

Dutch: fascinatie
Polish: fascynacja, oczarowanie, olśnienie, urzeczenie, zauroczenie

3 fascination

The capacity to attract intense interest.


Moby thesaurus: admiration, affinity, agacerie, allure, allurement, amaze, amazement, animal magnetism, appeal, astonishment, astoundment, attraction, attractiveness, awe, awesomeness, bedevilment, beguilement, beguiling, beguilingness, bent ... show more.

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