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Fascinated vs Enthralled - What's the difference?

fascinated | enthralled |

As verbs the difference between fascinated and enthralled

is that fascinated is (fascinate) while enthralled is (enthrall).

As an adjective enthralled is

extremely happy or excited.

fascinated

English

Verb

(head)
  • (fascinate)

  • fascinate

    English

    Verb

    (fascinat)
  • To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone
  • The flickering TV fascinated the cat.
  • To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind
  • We were fascinated by the potter's skill.
  • To be irresistibly charming or attractive to
  • Her gait fascinates all men.

    enthralled

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely happy or excited
  • * 2014 , (Ruzwana Bashir), " The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim", The Guardian , 29 August 2014:
  • At 18 I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to study at Oxford University. I was enthralled with the exciting new world around me and tried desperately to fit in.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (enthrall)