Attractive and pleasing in nature, often with a pleasant personality or demeanor.


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Part of speech



Attractive, delightful, endearing, engaging, pleasing


Unattractive, unappealing, unpleasing, unpleasant, uninviting

Example sentences:

  • She had a charming smile that made everyone feel welcome.
  • The charming cottage had a beautiful garden and was surrounded by rolling hills.
  • He had a charming way of telling stories that captivated his audience.


The word “charming” comes from the Latin word “carmen,” which means “song” or “verse.” Someone who is charming is characterized by their pleasing and attractive personality, often described as “captivating” or “enchanting.” A charming person has the ability to make others feel at ease and comfortable, often through their engaging and charismatic personality. The word “charm” can also refer to a small object that is believed to bring good luck or ward off evil.