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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-uh-ney-shuh n]
    • /ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌfæs.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-uh-ney-shuh n]
    • /ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən/

Definitions of fascination word

  • noun fascination the power or action of fascinating. 1
  • noun fascination the state or an instance of being fascinated: They watched in fascination. 1
  • noun fascination a fascinating quality; powerful attraction; charm: the fascination of foreign travel. 1
  • noun fascination Cards. a form of solitaire. 1
  • noun fascination The power to fascinate someone; the quality of being fascinating. 1
  • noun fascination intense interest 1

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Origin of fascination

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Latin fascinātiōn- (stem of fascinātiō) a bewitching. See fascinate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Fascination


fascination popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% 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.

fascination usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fascination

noun fascination

  • magic — the art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; legerdemain; conjuring: to pull a rabbit out of a hat by magic.
  • attraction — An attraction is a feature which makes something interesting or desirable.
  • allure — to entice or tempt (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; attract
  • charm — Charm is the quality of being pleasant or attractive.
  • obsession — the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.

Antonyms for fascination

noun fascination

  • repulsion — the act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed.
  • boredom — Boredom is the state of being bored.
  • ugliness — very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance.
  • disinterest — absence of interest; indifference.

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