AskDefine | Define fascination

Dictionary Definition



1 the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror) [syn: captivation]
2 a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual [syn: captivation, enchantment, enthrallment]
3 the capacity to attract intense interest; "he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"

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  1. 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.
  2. The state or condition of being fascinated.
  3. That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.


Extensive Definition

Fascination may refer to:
In music
There are several songs titled Fascination:
In other fields:
fascination in French: Fascination

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admiration, affinity, agacerie, allure, allurement, amaze, amazement, animal magnetism, appeal, astonishment, astoundment, attraction, attractiveness, awe, awesomeness, bedevilment, beguilement, beguiling, beguilingness, bent, bewilderment, bewitchery, bewitchment, bias, blandishment, breathless wonder, bug, cajolery, captivation, charisma, charm, charmingness, come-hither, complex, compulsion, craze, crazy fancy, draw, dumbfoundment, enchantingness, enchantment, enthrallment, enthusiasm, enthusiasticalness, enticement, enticingness, entrancement, entrapment, extraordinariness, fancy, favor, fixation, fixed idea, flirtation, forbidden fruit, furor, furore, glamorousness, glamour, hang-up, hypercathexis, idee fixe, illusion, inclination, inducement, infatuation, influence, interest, inveiglement, invitation, irresistible impulse, leaning, magic, magnetism, mania, manic-depressive psychosis, marvel, marveling, marvelousness, maya, miraculousness, monomania, morbid drive, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, mysteriousness, mystery, numinousness, obsession, obsessive compulsion, partiality, passion, penchant, phenomenalness, possession, predilection, preference, preoccupation, prepossession, proclivity, prodigiousness, propensity, pull, puzzlement, rage, remarkableness, ruling passion, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sense of mystery, sense of wonder, sex appeal, snaring, sorcery, stupefaction, stupendousness, surprise, sympathy, tantalization, temptation, tic, turn, winning ways, winsomeness, witchcraft, witchery, wonder, wonderfulness, wonderment, wondrousness, wooing
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