gripping


gripping
adjective
Syn:
engrossing, enthralling, absorbing, riveting, captivating, spellbinding, fascinating, compelling, thrilling, exciting, action-packed, dramatic
Ant:
boring

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  • gripping — index moving (evoking emotion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gripping — (adj.) grasping the emotions, 1896, figurative use of prp. adjective from GRIP (Cf. grip) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gripping — grippingly, adv. grippingness, n. /grip ing/, adj. holding the attention or interest intensely; fascinating; enthralling: a gripping play; a gripping book. [1620 30; GRIP + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • gripping — grip|ping [ˈgrıpıŋ] adj a gripping film, story etc is very exciting and interesting ▪ Collins gripping detective novel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gripping — grip ► VERB (gripped, gripping) 1) take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly. 2) deeply affect or afflict. 3) hold the attention or interest of. ► NOUN 1) a firm hold. 2) intellectual understanding …   English terms dictionary

  • gripping — adj. Gripping is used with these nouns: ↑read, ↑thriller, ↑yarn …   Collocations dictionary

  • gripping — adjective a gripping film, story etc is very exciting and interesting grippingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gripping — adjective a gripping spy novel Syn: engrossing, enthralling, absorbing, riveting, captivating, spellbinding, bewitching, fascinating, compulsive, compelling, mesmerizing; thrilling, exciting, action packed, dramatic, stimulating; informal… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gripping — grip•ping [[t]ˈgrɪp ɪŋ[/t]] adj. holding the attention or interest intensely: a gripping drama[/ex] • Etymology: 1620–30 grip′ping•ly, adv. grip′ping•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • gripping — adjective Catching the attention; exciting; interesting; absorbing; fascinating …   Wiktionary

  • Gripping — Захват, захватывание …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии