Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being charming; the power to please.

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  • noun The state or quality of being charming.

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Examples

  • Heidelberg is a charming sleepy little German town whose main attraction seems to be it's charmingness, without being too twee about it.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • Hipparchus; and we readily give assent to Plato when he saith of the mathematics, that while ignorance and unskilledness make men despise them, they still thrive notwithstanding by reason of their charmingness, in despite of contempt.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The perfection of a woman in the sight of God is one thing: her irresistible charmingness to selfish man may be quite another thing.

    The Friendships of Women

  • My comment about Jeremy's charmingness falls into an abyss.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • In mood and inconsequentialness, but also in sure-fire charmingness, it recalls

    The First Post: Latest

  • In mood and inconsequentialness, but also in sure-fire charmingness, it recalls

    The First Post: Latest

  • But we are nothing put out of countenance, either by the beauteous gayety of the colors, or by the charmingness of the musical voices, or by the rare sagacity of the intellects, or by the cleanliness and neatness of diet, or by the rare discretion and prudence of these poor unfortunate animals; but for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.

    Essays and Miscellanies

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