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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-uh-neyt]
    • /ˈfæs əˌneɪt/
    • /ˈfæs.ɪ.neɪ.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-uh-neyt]
    • /ˈfæs əˌneɪt/

Definitions of fascinated word

  • verb with object fascinated 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. 1
  • verb with object fascinated to arouse the interest or curiosity of; allure. 1
  • verb with object fascinated to transfix or deprive of the power of resistance, as through terror: The sight of the snake fascinated the rabbit. 1
  • verb with object fascinated Obsolete. to bewitch. 1
  • verb with object fascinated Obsolete. to cast under a spell by a look. 1
  • verb without object fascinated to capture the interest or hold the attention. 1

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Origin of fascinated

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin fascinātus, past participle of fascināre to bewitch, cast a spell on, verbal derivative of fascinum evil spell, bewitchment

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Parts of speech for Fascinated


fascinated popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fascinated

adj fascinated

  • intoxicated — Archaic. intoxicated.
  • delighted — If you are delighted, you are extremely pleased and excited about something.
  • absorbed — If you are absorbed in something or someone, you are very interested in them and they take up all your attention and energy.
  • charmed — A charmed place, time, or situation is one that is very beautiful or pleasant, and seems slightly separate from the real world or real life.
  • hypnotized — to put in the hypnotic state.

adjective fascinated

  • captivated — Simple past tense and past participle of captivate.
  • riveted — a metal pin for passing through holes in two or more plates or pieces to hold them together, usually made with a head at one end, the other end being hammered into a head after insertion.
  • rapt — deeply engrossed or absorbed: a rapt listener.
  • involved — very intricate or complex: an involved reply.
  • intent — something that is intended; purpose; design; intention: The original intent of the committee was to raise funds.

Antonyms for fascinated

adj fascinated

  • bored — If you are bored, you feel tired and impatient because you have lost interest in something or because you have nothing to do.
  • indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
  • disenchanted — to rid of or free from enchantment, illusion, credulity, etc.; disillusion: The harshness of everyday reality disenchanted him of his idealistic hopes.
  • disinterested — unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives: a disinterested decision by the referee.
  • tired — having a tire or tires.

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