If you describe someone or something as ravishing, you mean that they are very beautiful. [LITERARY]

She looked ravishing.

...driving through the ravishing scenery of Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Derived words:
ravishingly ADV-GRADED ADV adj

The Beaujolais hills are ravishingly pretty.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Ravishing — Rav ish*ing, a. Rapturous; transporting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ravishing — index attractive, provocative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ravishing — [adj] attractive adorable, alluring, appealing, beautiful, bewitching, captivating, charming, dazzling, enchanting, enticing, glamorous, good looking, gorgeous, handsome, inviting, lovely, luring, pleasing, pretty, radiant, seductive, stunning,… …   New thesaurus

  • ravishing — [rav′ishiŋ] adj. causing great joy or delight; entrancing ravishingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • ravishing — rav|ish|ing [ˈrævıʃıŋ] adj literary very beautiful = ↑stunning ▪ She looked ravishing. ▪ a ravishing smile >ravishingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ravishing — {{11}}ravishing (adj.) enchanting, early 15c., from prp. of RAVISH (Cf. ravish) (v.). The notion is of carrying off from earth to heaven. {{12}}ravishing (n.) act of plundering, c.1300, verbal noun from RAVISH (Cf. ravish) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ravishing — Ravish Rav ish (r[a^]v [i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravished} ( [i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ravishing}.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See {Rapacious}, {Rapid}, and { ish}.] 1. To seize and carry away… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ravishing — adjective Extremely beautiful Every time I get into a conversation with this ravishing girl, I want it to last forever …   Wiktionary

  • ravishing — rav|ish|ing [ rævıʃıŋ ] adjective LITERARY very beautiful: You look ravishing in that red jacket. ╾ rav|ish|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ravishing — adjective very beautiful: ravishing good looks ravishingly adverb: a ravishingly pretty young woman …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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