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