from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being engaging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being engaging; attractiveness; attraction: as, the engagingness of his manners.


From engaging +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • Unhappily, Barzun's text goes on to page 802; some of the engagingness poops out when he hits the 1960s and the culture hits the skids.

    A Real-Life Renaissance Man

  • It is quite possible that Arnold Carruth did profit unworthily by his beauty and engagingness, albeit without calculation.

    The Copy-Cat, & Other Stories

  • Even across the street, Larcher was impressed anew with the young man's engagingness of expression, which owed much to a whimsical, amiable look about the mouth.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport A Story of New York at the Present Day

  • 'I will not bear with interference, if not from Percy, certainly not from his deputy -- a mere spoilt child, a very good child, but spoilt by her position, by John's over-estimate of her, and by the deference exacted by her weakness and her engagingness.

    Heartsease, Or, the Brother's Wife

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