Definition of Fascination

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

Exact synonyms: Captivation
Generic synonyms: Enchantment, Spell, Trance
Derivative terms: Captivate, Fascinate, Fascinate



2. Noun. A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.
Exact synonyms: Captivation, Enchantment, Enthrallment
Generic synonyms: Liking
Derivative terms: Captivate, Enchant, Enthrall, Fascinate

3. Noun. The capacity to attract intense interest. "He held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"
Generic synonyms: Attraction, Attractiveness
Derivative terms: Fascinate, Fascinate

Definition of Fascination

1. n. The act of fascinating, bewitching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.

Definition of Fascination

1. Noun. The act of fascinating, bewitching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence. ¹

2. Noun. The state or condition of being fascinated. ¹

3. Noun. That which fascinates; a charm; a spell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fascination

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fascination

fasciculus thalamicus
fasciculus thalamomamillaris
fasciculus uncinatus
fasciectomies
fasciectomy
fasciitis
fasciitises
fascin
fascina
fascinance
fascinate
fascinated
fascinates
fascinating
fascinatingly
fascination (current term)
fascinations
fascinator
fascinators
fascine
fascine roll
fascines
fascinoma
fascinomas
fascinous
fascins
fascinums
fascio
fascio-

Literary usage of Fascination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"A bewitching person exercises a fascination on or over (more colloquially, has a fascination for) the person who is charmed. Despite the disapprobation of ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"The evidence of all these was opposed to any theory of fascination. In conclusion he related some recent observations which he had made on twenty-two young ..."

3. Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason (1901)
"HIS fascination As I remember his hands, his fingers were lean and thin, but they did not impress me as being very long, and he did not have such a ..."

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