Absorbing

  • 1 Absorbing — Ab*sorb ing, a. Swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit. {Ab*sorb ing}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 absorbing — [ab sôr′biŋ, abzôr′biŋ; əb sôr′biŋ, əbzôr′biŋ] adj. very interesting; engrossing [an absorbing tale] absorbingly adv …

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  • 4 absorbing — index moving (evoking emotion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 absorbing — *interesting, engrossing, intriguing Antonyms: irksome …

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  • 6 absorbing — [adj] holding one’s attention arresting, captivating, consuming, engrossing, enthralling, exciting, fascinating, gripping, interesting, intriguing, monopolizing, preoccupying, riveting, spellbinding; concept 403 Ant. boring, irksome …

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  • 7 absorbing — [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)bɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED An absorbing task or activity interests you a great deal and takes up all your attention and energy. Two Sisters is an absorbing read... Children will find other exhibits equally absorbing. Syn: captivating …

    English dictionary

  • 8 absorbing — ab|sorb|ing [ əb sɔrbıŋ, əb zɔrbıŋ ] adjective something absorbing is so entertaining that you give it all your attention: an absorbing book/movie/game …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 absorbing — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)bɪŋ] / US [əbˈsɔrbɪŋ] / US [əbˈzɔrbɪŋ] adjective something that is absorbing is so entertaining that you give it all your attention an absorbing book/film/game …

    English dictionary

  • 10 absorbing — See energy absorbing steering column energy absorbing bumper …

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  • 11 Absorbing — Absorb Ab*sorb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absorbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absorbing}.] [L. absorbere; ab + sorbere to suck in, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. absorber.] 1. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to… …

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  • 12 absorbing — adjective Date: 1876 fully taking one s attention ; engrossing < an absorbing novel > • absorbingly adverb …

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  • 13 absorbing — absorbingly, adv. /ab sawr bing, zawr /, adj. extremely interesting; deeply engrossing: an absorbing drama. [1745 55; ABSORB + ING2] * * * …

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  • 14 absorbing — adjective /əbˈzɔːbɪŋ,əbˈsɔːbɪŋ,æbˈzɔːrbɪŋ,æbˈsɔːrbɪŋ/ a) Engrossing. An absorbing pursuit. b) allowing a process to enter it, but not to leave it. Syn: engrossing, fascinating …

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  • 15 absorbing — ab|sorb|ing [əbˈso:bıŋ, ˈzo: US o:r ] adj enjoyable and interesting, and keeping your attention for a long time ▪ an absorbing hobby …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 absorbing — adjective enjoyable and interesting and holding your attention for a long time: an absorbing documentary about Communist China …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 absorbing — adjective an absorbing spy novel Syn: fascinating, interesting, captivating, gripping, engrossing, compelling, compulsive, enthralling, riveting, spellbinding, consuming, intriguing, thrilling, exciting; informal unputdownable Ant: boring …

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  • 18 absorbing — [əbˈzɔːbɪŋ] adj taking all your attention an absorbing book[/ex] …

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  • 19 absorbing — /əbˈsɔbɪŋ/ (say uhb sawbing), / ˈzɔ / (say zaw ) adjective engrossing: an absorbing pursuit. –absorbingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 absorbing — Synonyms and related words: acute, arresting, attractive, captivating, consuming, deep, deep felt, deepgoing, enchanting, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, heartfelt, holding, homefelt, hypnotic, indelible, keen, magnetic …

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