charming Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “charming” in the English Dictionary

"charming" in British English

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uk   /ˈtʃɑː.mɪŋ/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr-/
B1 pleasant and ​attractive: We had ​dinner with ​ourdirector and his charming ​wife. What a charming ​street this is. disapproving used to ​describepeople who use ​their attractiveness to ​influencepeople 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!"
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adverb uk   us   /-li/ approving
(Definition of charming from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “charming”
in Arabic ساحِر, فاتِن…
in Korean 매력적인…
in Portuguese encantador…
in Catalan encisador…
in Japanese 魅力的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可爱的, 迷人的, 有魅力的…
in Turkish alımlı, cazibeli, havalı…
in Russian обаятельный, очаровательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可愛的, 迷人的, 有魅力的…
in Italian incantevole, affascinante…
in Polish uroczy…
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