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Attractive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ATTRACT'IVE, a.
1. Having the quality of attracting; drawing to; as the attractive force of bodies.
2. Drawing to by moral influence; alluring; inviting; engaging; as the attractive graces.
An attractive undertaking.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations" [ant: unattractive]
2: having power to arouse interest; "an attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay"
3: having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; "an attractive force"; [ant: repulsive]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. having or relating to the power to attract <attractive forces between molecules> 2. a. arousing interest or pleasure ; charming <an attractive smile> b. appealing <an attractive offer> attractively adverb attractiveness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 attracting or capable of attracting; interesting (an attractive proposition). 2 aesthetically pleasing or appealing. Derivatives: attractively adv. attractiveness n. Etymology: F attractif -ive f. LL attractivus (as ATTRACT, -IVE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Attractive At*tract"ive, a. [Cf. F. attractif.] 1. Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies. --Sir I. Newton. 2. Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing. ``Attractive graces.'' --Milton. ``Attractive eyes.'' --Thackeray. Flowers of a livid yellow, or fleshy color, are most attractive to flies. --Lubbock. -- At*tract"ive*ly, adv. -- At*tract"ive*ness, n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Attractive At*tract"ive, n. That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement. Speaks nothing but attractives and invitation. --South.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A person who is attractive is pleasant to look at. She's a very attractive woman... He was always immensely attractive to women. ? unattractive ADJ attractiveness Most of us would maintain that physical attractiveness does not play a major part in how we react to the people we meet. 2. Something that is attractive has a pleasant appearance or sound. The creamy white flowers are attractive in the spring. ? unattractive ADJ attractively It's an attractively illustrated, detailed guide that's very practical. ADV: usu ADV -ed/adj 3. You can describe something as attractive when it seems worth having or doing. Smoking is still attractive to many young people who see it as glamorous. = appealing ? unattractive ADJ attractively The services are attractively priced and are tailored to suit individual requirements. ADV: ADV -ed/adj

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Alluring, inviting, enticing, fascinating, captivating, charming, winning, winsome, bewitching, enchanting, engaging, interesting, prepossessing, taking, pleasing, pleasant, lovely, sweet. 2. Magnetic, magnetical.

Moby Thesaurus

absorbing, acceptable, adductive, adorable, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, arresting, attracting, attrahent, beauteous, beautiful, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, bonny, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, comely, consuming, coquettish, delightful, desirable, dragging, drawing, elegant, enchanting, endowed with beauty, engaging, engrossing, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, enviable, exciting, exotic, exquisite, eye-filling, fair, fascinating, fetching, fine, flirtatious, flowerlike, glamorous, good-looking, graceful, gracile, gripping, handsome, heart-robbing, heavy, holding, hypnotic, interesting, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, likable, lovable, lovely, luring, luxurious, magnetic, magnetized, mesmeric, mesmerizing, mouth-watering, obsessing, obsessive, piquant, pleasing, prepossessing, pretty, provocative, provoquant, pulchritudinous, pulling, ravishing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, sympathetic, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, to be desired, toothsome, tugging, unobjectionable, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching, worth having




 


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