fascination

(noun)

noun

1. the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

Similar word(s): captivation

Definition categories: state, enchantment, spell, trance

2. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

Similar word(s): captivation, enchantment, enthrallment

Definition categories: feeling, liking

3. the capacity to attract intense interest

- he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations

Definition categories: attribute, attraction, attractiveness