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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fech-ing]
    • /ˈfɛtʃ ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfetʃ.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fech-ing]
    • /ˈfɛtʃ ɪŋ/

Definitions of fetching word

  • adjective fetching charming; captivating. 1
  • verb with object fetching to go and bring back; return with; get: to go up a hill to fetch a pail of water. 1
  • verb with object fetching to cause to come; bring: to fetch a doctor. 1
  • verb with object fetching to sell for or bring (a price, financial return, etc.): The horse fetched $50 more than it cost. 1
  • verb with object fetching Informal. to charm; captivate: Her beauty fetched the coldest hearts. 1
  • verb with object fetching to take (a breath). 1

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Origin of fetching

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; fetch1 + -ing2

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Parts of speech for Fetching


fetching popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% 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.

fetching usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fetching

adj fetching

  • intriguing — to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate: The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it will work.
  • fascinating — of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating: a fascinating story; fascinating jewelry.
  • taking — the act of taking.
  • charming — If you say that something is charming, you mean that it is very pleasant or attractive.
  • luring — anything that attracts, entices, or allures.

adjective fetching

  • attractive — A person who is attractive is pleasant to look at.
  • handsome — having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength; good-looking: a handsome man; a handsome woman.
  • good-looking — of good or attractive appearance; handsome or beautiful: a good-looking young man; a good-looking hat.
  • stylish — characterized by or conforming to style or the fashionable standard; fashionably elegant; smart or chic: She wore a very stylish gown to the inaugural ball.
  • enticing — Attractive or tempting; alluring.

Antonyms for fetching

adj fetching

  • repulsive — causing repugnance or aversion: a repulsive mask.
  • unattractive — providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality.
  • repellent — causing distaste or aversion; repulsive.
  • ugly — very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance.
  • unalluring — very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.

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