charm NOUN 1) the power or quality of delighting or fascinating others. 2) a small ornament worn on a necklace or bracelet. 3) an object, act, or saying believed to have magic power.
VERB 1) delight greatly. 2) use one's charm in order to influence someone.
DERIVATIVES charmer noun charmless adjective.
ORIGIN Old French charme, from Latin carmen 'song, verse, incantation' .

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  • charmless — [[t]tʃɑ͟ː(r)mləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something or someone is charmless, you mean that they are unattractive or uninteresting. [WRITTEN] ...flat, charmless countryside. ...a charmless bully. Ant: charming …   English dictionary

  • charmless — adjective see charm I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • charmless — adjective unpleasant, lacking charm Ant: charming …   Wiktionary

  • charmless — charm|less [ tʃarmləs ] adjective FORMAL not attractive or pleasant in any way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • charmless — adj. lacking the power to attract, lacking a pleasing quality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • charmless — charm·less …   English syllables

  • charmless — UK [ˈtʃɑː(r)mləs] / US [ˈtʃɑrmləs] adjective formal not attractive or pleasant in any way …   English dictionary

  • charmless — adj. lacking charm; unattractive. Derivatives: charmlessly adv. charmlessness n …   Useful english dictionary

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