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    Difference between enticing and engrossing

    Oxford definitions

    Enticing:
    something that is enticing is so attractive and interesting that you want to have it or know more about it

    Engrossing:
    so interesting that you give it all your attention and time

    Would you say enticing is the strongest? Or, one of them more commonly in writing?
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    Re: Difference between enticing and engrossing

    Engrossing is the strongest. Think of it as taking all one's attention. Enticing is hard to resist, tempting. For example, The Usingenglish.com forums were enticing at first. Before long, they were so engrossing that he found himself neglecting his duties.

    Both terms are reasonably common.
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