fascination

noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, great
particular, peculiar, special
certain

These two artists share a certain fascination with the female body.

growing
continuing, endless, enduring, lifelong, long-standing, ongoing, perennial
current

our current fascination with nationalism

horrified

I watched in horrified fascination.

morbid, strange, unhealthy

a morbid fascination with death

public

the public fascination with crime

VERB + FASCINATION
have, hold

The sea holds a fascination for all children.

develop, feel, find, have

He had a deep fascination with all types of train.

exert

These exotic plants exert a fascination all of their own.

share

She shared his fascination for motorcycles.

PREPOSITION
in fascination, with fascination

She watched in fascination as the cat pounced on the mouse.

He looked on in horrified fascination as the ship drew nearer to the rocks.

fascination for

She developed a fascination for these creatures.

fascination in

He found great fascination in her quiet, frank manner.

fascination with

a lifelong fascination with music

PHRASES
part of the fascination

Seeing over a thousand species of fish is part of the fascination of the reef.

a source of fascination for sb, a source of fascination to sb

His letters have been a source of fascination to a wide audience.


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  • fascination — [ fasinasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. fascinatio ♦ Action de fasciner (2.). 1 ♦ Action qu exerce (qqn, qqch.) sur une personne en fixant son regard, sa pensée. Pouvoir de fascination d un hypnotiseur. ⇒ hypnotisme. 2 ♦ Vive influence, profonde… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fascination! — Fascination! …   Википедия

  • Fascination — may refer to:In music: * Fascination! , 1982 synth pop album by The Human League ** (Keep Feeling) Fascination , a song in The Human League album Fascination! * Fascination (David Bowie song), a song written by David Bowie and Luther Vandross *… …   Wikipedia

  • Fascination — Fas ci*na tion, n. [L. fascinatio; cf. F. fascination.] 1. The act of fascinating, bewitching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fascination — Fascination. s. f. v. Ensorcelement. Espece de charme qui fait qu on ne voit pas les choses telles qu elles sont. L entestement qu elle a pour luy tient de la fascination …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fascination — Fascination, lat. deutsch, Verzauberung; fasciniren, verzaubern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • fascination — index compulsion (obsession), obsession, preoccupation, seduction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fascination — c.1600, from L. fascinationem (nom. fascinatio), noun of action from pp. stem of fascinare (see FASCINATE (Cf. fascinate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fascination — [n] strong interest allure, appeal, attraction, bug*, charisma, charm, enchantment, enthrallment, glamour, grabber*, hang up*, lure, magic, magnetism, obsession, piquancy, power, pull*, sorcery, spell, thing*, thing for*, trance, witchcraft,… …   New thesaurus

  • fascination — [fas΄ə nā′shən] n. 1. a fascinating or being fascinated 2. strong attraction; charm; allure …   English World dictionary

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