1) ADJ-GRADED If you say that something is charming, you mean that it is very pleasant or attractive.
...a charming little fishing village.
...the charming custom of wearing a rose on that day.Ant:Derived words:charmingly ADV-GRADED ADV adj, ADV after v
There's something charmingly old-fashioned about his brand of entertainment.2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone as charming, you mean they behave in a friendly, pleasant way that makes people like them.
...a charming young man...
He found her as smart and beautiful as she is charming...
He can be charming to his friends.Derived words:charmingly ADV-GRADED ADV after v
Calder smiled charmingly and put out his hand. `A pleasure, Mrs Talbot.'3) CONVENTION (feelings) You can say `Charming!' to indicate your disapproval when someone has just been rude to you or told you about someone's bad behaviour.
`I'm glad I'm not going with you, that's for sure.' - `Oh, charming!'...
`They wanted to stop my dole money for those days.' - `Charming!'
English dictionary. 2008.