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A person with an attractive and engaging personality, typically one who uses this to impress or manipulate others:‘Joe, who had been such a charmer, had become irritable and lazy’
beauty, beautiful woman, dream, vision, picture, pin-up, goddess, venus, siren, charmer, enchantress, seductressView synonyms
- ‘It is a gift, and this silver-tongued charmer has it in spades.’
- ‘That woman and a string of mistresses describe him as a charmer but also a manipulator with a propensity to control weaker-willed people.’
- ‘He was a flirter, a charmer, a seducer and a loyal friend.’
- ‘Harlan is a horse-riding, pistol-twirling charmer who seems to have stepped out of a 1950s western and washed up in modern-day Los Angeles.’
- ‘If, for instance, the father were a financial failure, a charmer but unsuccessful, then we might be in a position to understand Will's resistance to his romantic adventure tales.’
- ‘This sly charmer is so small that everyone and everything towers above him.’
- ‘Brought up to believe her dad is an abandoned bounder, Pam is surprised to discover Paul is a bit of a charmer and is sure that if his marriage cannot go the distance, hers is certainly doomed to failure.’
- ‘‘This character is a sophisticated charmer who turns out to be a villain,’ wrote Allen, ‘and I thought you'd be perfect.’’
- ‘No need to apologise, or explain, he's a charmer who lives off his wits, has a serious gambling problem and prefers to observe the internecine nature of romance, rather than participate.’
- ‘The charmer even said: ‘Women are the most beautiful things in the world.’’
- ‘The former silver-tongued charmer did not utter one word during the entire occasion.’
- ‘Brilliant mimic and able showbiz charmer though he is, Stewart is a newcomer to the straight acting game.’
- ‘Gordon himself was a real charmer but he puts on this volatile act for the cameras and I think our chef was totally overawed by him.’
- ‘The thought that she was ignoring him was not one that he was used to; after all he was John Darro, famous reporter and charmer extraordinaire.’
- ‘It is a characteristic of charmers that when they suspect they may have caused offence, they calculate that a sufficiently charming apology should get them off the hook.’
- ‘The Scottish charmer will make the perfect super-slick lawyer in this kiss-and-tell tale of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who kills her lover.’
- ‘However, the father was a charmer, with a suggested history of fraud and embezzlement.’
- ‘In fact, he was Sarsbury's resident charmer of ladies, smart, rich and incredibly handsome.’
- ‘Something tells me that this effervescent charmer will have no trouble attracting travelling companions.’
- ‘He's a man who never does the right thing but somehow manages to win people around because he's a charmer.’
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