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charming

adjective uk   /ˈtʃɑː.mɪŋ/ us    /ˈtʃɑːr-/
B1 pleasant and attractive: We had dinner with our director and his charming wife. What a charming street this is. disapproving describes people who use their attractiveness to influence people or to make other people like them: He's very charming but I wouldn't trust him. disapproving often humorous used to show that you do not approve of what someone has said or done: "Shut up, will you, I'm trying to watch TV!" "Oh, charming!"
charmingly
adverb uk   /-li/ approving us  
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