Adjective "fascinated" definition and examples

(Fascinated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfasɪneɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Attract the strong attention and interest of (someone)
  1. 'a crowd of fascinated onlookers'
  2. 'You will never know what is on their mind, and you may not have any idea where you stand with them, but their secrets will always fascinate you.'
  3. 'We editors stand back and watch, always fascinated to see what gets entered and what gets chosen.'
  4. 'Mountains will always fascinate man; the temptation to conquer them is probably somewhere within most of us.'
  5. 'I blinked furiously, quite fascinated by the fact she's being so open with me.'
  6. 'He was especially fascinated to learn more about Vikings.'
  7. 'That idea, of walking on the same ground as generations past, is one which has always fascinated me.'
  8. 'It reminds me of another frighteningly different culture which nonetheless fascinates us.'
  9. 'This type of climbing will always fascinate me.'
  10. 'I'm always fascinated to hear from people of other denominations, countries and faiths.'
  11. 'I was genuinely fascinated to hear what the explanation was going to be.'

More definitions

1. to attract and hold attentively by a unique power, personal charm, unusual nature, or some other special quality; enthrall: a vivacity that fascinated the audience.

2. to arouse the interest or curiosity of; allure.

3. to transfix or deprive of the power of resistance, as through terror: The sight of the snake fascinated the rabbit.

4. Obsolete. to bewitch.

5. Obsolete. to cast under a spell by a look. verb (used without object)

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be fascinated by people."

"people can be fascinated with problems."

"people can be fascinated by varieties."

"presses can be fascinated by people."

"people can be fascinated in/at/on times."

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Origin

(fascinate)Late 16th century (in the sense ‘bewitch’): from Latin fascinat- ‘bewitched’, from the verb fascinare, from fascinum ‘spell, witchcraft’.