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I'm looking for a word to express something that is beautiful and interesting at the same time, to use in this sentence:

Read [term] stories

Can you help me find one?

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How about wonderful?

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+1 Probably the best you can do. – delete Aug 17 '10 at 0:52
+1 wonderful i like this – Rakesh Juyal Aug 17 '10 at 10:48
Thanks GSerg, Wonderful it is. – Victor Aug 18 '10 at 3:45
Although this word is appropriate, it does seem a bit vague, if not slightly boring. – Noldorin Aug 20 '10 at 7:55

There's not likely any word that precisely means those two things alone, but here are a few more to add to the list that I like:

  • Enthralling
  • Spellbinding
  • Mesmerising
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enthralling is a good one. – cori Aug 17 '10 at 10:04
+1 for mesmerising. – user32480 Dec 31 '12 at 12:36

How about captivating?

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Read captivating stories. OMG i will not read any article/story with this headline. :D – Rakesh Juyal Aug 17 '10 at 10:47
Nothing wrong with the word itself, but somehow it just doesn't work in that context for me. – kitukwfyer Aug 17 '10 at 14:22

With respect to stories, (or companions) "enchanting" might work.

Other possibilities along the same line:

  • alluring
  • bewitching
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How about magnificent?

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I can imagine a magnificent yet boring story. – delete Aug 17 '10 at 13:26
Yeah, I've read a lot of those... – kitukwfyer Aug 17 '10 at 14:21

I prefer engaging, although Mike's captivating is a pretty close synonym and also good.

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How does "engaging" imply "beautiful"? – delete Aug 17 '10 at 13:26

How about expressive?

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This is really a comment, not an answer to the question. Please use "add comment" to leave feedback for the author. – kiamlaluno Aug 14 '12 at 23:03

How about.. Amazing, Awesome

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Sublime and Delightful are two words that come to mind.

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My first thought was entrancing.

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