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 for charming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Charming \Charm"ing\, a.
     Pleasing the mind or senses in a high degree; delighting;
     fascinating; attractive.
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           How charming is divine philosophy.       --Milton.
     Syn: Syn. - Enchanting; bewitching; captivating; enrapturing;
          alluring; fascinating; delightful; pleasurable;
          graceful; lovely; amiable; pleasing; winning. --
          Charm"ing*ly, adv. -- Charm"ing*ness, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Charm \Charm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Charming.] [Cf. F. charmer. See Charm, n.]
     1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.]
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              Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.
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     2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or
        supernatural influence; to affect by magic.
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              No witchcraft charm thee!             --Shak.
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     3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that
        which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
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              Music the fiercest grief can charm.   --Pope.
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     4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to
        enchant; to fascinate.
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              They, on their mirth and dance
              Intent, with jocund music charm his ear. --Milton.
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     5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms,
        or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life.
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              I, in my own woe charmed,
              Could not find death.                 --Shak.
     Syn: Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate;
          bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: pleasing or delighting; "endowed with charming manners";
             "a charming little cottage"; "a charming personality"
      2: possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to
         supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs
         that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell";
         "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare;
         "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers" [syn: charming, magic,
         magical, sorcerous, witching(a), wizard(a),

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "charming":
     Circean, admirable, adorable, alluring, angelic, appealing,
     appetizing, attracting, attractive, authoritative, beguiling,
     bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, caressable,
     catching, charismatic, coaxing, come-hither, consequential,
     coquettish, cuddlesome, delightful, drawing, effective, effectual,
     efficacious, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling,
     enticing, entrancing, estimable, exciting, exotic, exquisite,
     fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, glamorous, heart-robbing,
     hypnotic, illusionary, illusive, illusory, important, influential,
     interesting, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, kissable, likable,
     lovable, lovely, lovesome, luxurious, magnetic, mesmeric,
     momentous, mouth-watering, personable, persuasive, piquant, potent,
     powerful, prepossessing, prestigious, provocative, provoquant,
     ravishing, reputable, seducing, seductive, sensuous, seraphic,
     siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, strong, suasive,
     substantial, sweet, taking, tantalizing, teasing, telling,
     tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative,
     voluptuous, weighty, winning, winsome, witching

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