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- That engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.
- I found the first of the Harry Potter books a very engaging read.
- Charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour.
- Beauty, of course, and a bright, engaging personality — or at least the ability to fake one — are prerequisites for entering the Miss World competition.
Derived terms 
- (that engages the attention): absorbing, compelling, engrossing, enthralling, interesting
- (charming): appealing, attractive, sweet
- (that engages the attention): boring, dull, unengaging, uninteresting
- (charming): boorish, rude, uncivil, uncivilised
that engages; engrossing
- Present participle of engage.