- UK [ˈtʃɑː(r)mɪŋ] / US [ˈtʃɑrmɪŋ]
1) very attractive and pleasant
a children's book with charming illustrations
There are lots of charming little restaurants along the river.a) used about someone who behaves in a way people are attracted to
He's a very charming man.
She gave him her most charming smile.b) used about someone, especially a man, who seems very pleasant but cannot be trusted
He can be charming when he wants something.
a charming rogue2) humorous used for saying that you do not like what someone has done
They've left all their clothes on the floor. Charming!
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charming — index attractive, moving (evoking emotion), sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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charming — adj. 1) charming to (she is charming to everyone) 2) charming to + inf. (it was charming to watch them) * * * [ tʃɑːmɪŋ] charming to + inf. (it was charming to watch them) charming to (she is charming to everyone) … Combinatory dictionary
charming — charm|ing [ tʃarmıŋ ] adjective ** very attractive and pleasant: a children s book with charming illustrations There are lots of charming little restaurants along the river. a. used about someone who behaves in a way people are attracted to: He s … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English