Definition of charming in English:



  • 1Pleasant or attractive.

    ‘a charming country cottage’
    • ‘She has been indefatigable in helping us to counter a threat, which may have repercussions over a far wider area, than that occupied by this charming little cottage.’
    • ‘History buffs will be pleasantly regaled by this charming little chamber piece.’
    • ‘The guest annexe consists of a two-bedroom apartment and a two-storey, two-bedroom cottage in a charming courtyard setting.’
    • ‘Although his short hair was graying, he had a pleasant face with charming light brown eyes and a gentle smile that always showed on his expression.’
    • ‘The village was charming and attracted visitors from near and far.’
    • ‘This charming three bedroom cottage, built circa 1900, is in fine condition throughout and is situated on a one acre site and surrounded by beautiful scenery.’
    • ‘Deeply enchanted by the charming environment, he decided to settle down for good.’
    • ‘The birds of Hong Kong are a delightful component of the charming ambience of this fascinating city.’
    • ‘Desecrated by bombings and ravaged by war, Dubrovnik has been lovingly restored and is once again one of the most charming and delightful cities in Europe’
    • ‘It towered high above the charming cottage but still looked old-fashioned and attractive.’
    • ‘Cleverly told through a series of flashbacks, the film is a delightfully charming tale about one man's far from ordinary life and how his son gradually manages to separate fact from fiction.’
    • ‘Like a lot of people I've heard from, my expectations for it were not exactly sky high, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how charming and sweet the movie is.’
    • ‘The charming old buildings and cottages are a throwback to the colonial past.’
    • ‘There was more than enough in the story about the two main characters to fuel a charming, sweet, sensitive film without turning it all into some kind of ham-fisted slapstick or whatever it was supposed to be.’
    • ‘The charming dormer cottages in brick, with their magnificent gardens looked extremely well as did the mock Tudor style houses opposite.’
    • ‘Though the pavilion is a little artificial, we were enchanted by the charming music after our long walk.’
    • ‘Everyone is delighted with the charming cottage and its surroundings.’
    • ‘The clean air, the salty spray and the charming surroundings have beguiled visitors for aeons.’
    • ‘She saw him smile, a charming, attractive smile, one that was supposed to compel her into trusting him, no doubt.’
    • ‘You walk through Oxford, sometimes all the way up to Summertown, a charming suburb with delightful sandwich shops, wearing suits and gowns and carnations.’
    delightful, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likeable, endearing, lovely, lovable, adorable, cute, sweet, appealing, attractive, good-looking, prepossessing
    striking, alluring, delectable, ravishing, winning, winsome, fetching, captivating, engaging, enchanting, entrancing, fascinating, bewitching, beguiling, spellbinding, hypnotizing, mesmerizing, seductive, desirable, tempting, inviting, irresistible
    dreamy, heavenly, divine, adorbs, gorgeous, smashing, easy on the eye, as nice as pie
    babelicious, bodacious
    on fleek
    fair, comely
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    1. 1.1(of a person or manner) polite, friendly, and likable.
      ‘he was a charming, affectionate colleague’
      • ‘He was placid, very pleasant, proud, charming and unassuming.’
      • ‘He was charming and polite and very encouraging to those who would follow in his footsteps.’
      • ‘He was pleasant, very charming, but when we were waiting for filming and he was standing behind me, he wrote on my ear with a marker pen!’
      • ‘Sure enough, it's Jonathan Richman, in much the same charming manner as we've heard him countless times over the past 30 years.’
      • ‘She was a charming girl, well brought up with perfect manners, but without doubt the most idle person I have ever met.’
      • ‘A charming and pleasant man, open and warm, he had been kind enough to read my thesis and like it.’
      • ‘But, all of them were cute, charming and adorable.’
      • ‘This politician is charming and likeable but carries the air of a bit of a mischievous rogue.’
      • ‘It was a pleasant letter from a charming young man.’
      • ‘Bullies are often charming people who are well-liked.’
      • ‘His charming ways and pleasing looks attracted me but once it was time for the duke to leave, he told me he was already married.’
      • ‘He comes across as a smooth, charming guy but there's a bit of a secret there as well.’
      • ‘He was genuinely charming, being boisterously affectionate, having a desperate desire to please, and taking a real interest in other people.’
      • ‘He seemed to be a perfectly nice guy, attractive and very charming.’
      • ‘Everyone I have met has been charming and attractive.’
      • ‘Luke was everything she could've hoped for: sweet, charming and gorgeous.’
      • ‘She was a charming woman, cultured, trilingual and deeply interested in the wild life of the region.’
      • ‘A charming and attractive woman has been targeting customers of Natwest banks and stealing cash in a crafty scam.’
      • ‘Frank Churchill is charming and attractive, and for a brief period Emma thinks herself in love.’
      • ‘The most gratifying thing about starting this blog has been the opportunity to get acquainted with so many smart and charming people.’
      suave, sophisticated, debonair, worldly, elegant, cultivated, cultured, civilized, well bred, worldly-wise
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