Synonyms of riveting


1. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

2. rivet, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten with a rivet or rivets

3. rivet, absorb, engross, engage, occupy

usage: hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"


1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting, interesting (vs. uninteresting)

usage: capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story"

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