there v-link something/anything/nothing ADJ about n/-ing

The 'fascinating' group

These adjectives indicate that someone or something has a quality which causes someone to react positively to them. The person who reacts is not mentioned in the pattern.
There was something alluring about the idea of a great inland sea.
There is something peculiarly exciting about the arrival of a new company on the Stock Exchange.
No one can deny the fact that there is something fascinating about these miniature trees, many of them of great age.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
There is something rather appealing about being able to spend the evening in a town after a hard day in the great outdoors.
'There's something immensely satisfying about presiding over a busy evening in your own bar,' says the local landlord.
  • alluring
  • appealing
  • endearing
  • exciting
  • fascinating
  • impressive
  • interesting
  • likeable
  • poignant
  • reassuring
  • refreshing
  • satisfying
  • striking
  • touching
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