Definition of engaging in English:

engaging

adjective

  • Charming and attractive.

    ‘an engaging smile’
    • ‘Good looking, polo-playing and sporty, he appeared to have an eye for a pretty face and an engaging shyness that endeared him to many and helped him become one of the most sought after bachelors in the world.’
    • ‘He was an engaging character who delighted in good company and was a good man to tell a story.’
    • ‘He is a highly talented DJ, has a most pleasant and engaging voice, and would be a great loss to the radio station.’
    • ‘I look at his engaging smile and listen to his loud laugh and kiss his soft little cheeks and I wonder.’
    • ‘They realize the engaging city offers them a home and a lifestyle like most of them have never experienced.’
    • ‘From everything I know, she is an engaging, likeable person, but she certainly isn't coming off as much of a team player.’
    • ‘Never did she fail to warmly greet people with her engaging smile and lively chat.’
    • ‘Michelle immediately responded to his engaging personality and smiled in returned.’
    • ‘He must have been a very engaging speaker, a charming man.’
    • ‘One of the most interesting houses in Mayfair, an engaging contrast to its neighbours, with a starry host of former occupants.’
    • ‘His engaging personality, pretty face and impressive physique make him the envy of all the other models.’
    • ‘What interventions can be made at an architectural level to make our city a more engaging place to live?’
    • ‘She smiled her most secretive and engaging smile and said nothing.’
    • ‘The paintings Cormac selected for view at the Garter Lane Centre comprise an engaging mix of land, sea and urban scapes alongside an array of still lives.’
    • ‘It is as visually appealing as its story is engaging and imaginative.’
    • ‘She has an engaging smile, she is discrete, and she is strong.’
    • ‘Ade is a handsome 16-year-old in New York City with a warm, engaging smile.’
    • ‘Even though he had impeccable manners and an engaging smile, and also a ton of money, she knew he wasn't for her.’
    • ‘Valery is a cheerful person with roguish brown eyes and an engaging smile.’
    • ‘I hadn't noticed it beforehand, but the way his face lifted when he beamed highlighted the engaging way his smile was the slightest bit crooked.’
    charming, appealing, attractive, pretty, delightful, lovely, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likeable, lovable, sweet, winning, winsome, fetching, dazzling, arresting, captivating, enchanting, bewitching, alluring, irresistible, dreamy, heavenly, divine, gorgeous
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Pronunciation

engaging

/ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ//ɛnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ/