seductive
adjective Date: 1651 tending to seduce ; having alluring or tempting qualities <
a seductive, sometimes disingenuous man — Thatcher Freund
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seductively adverbseductiveness noun

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  • Seductive — Se*duc tive, a. Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer. [1913 Webster] This may enable us to understand how seductive is the influence of example. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seductive — index attractive, provocative, suggestive (risqué) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • seductive — (adj.) 1760s, from L. seduct , pp. stem of seducere (see SEDUCE (Cf. seduce)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Seductively; seductiveness …   Etymology dictionary

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  • seductive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tempting and attractive. DERIVATIVES seductively adverb seductiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • seductive — [si duk′tiv] adj. [< L seductus, pp. of seducere (see SEDUCE) + IVE] tending to seduce, or lead astray; tempting; enticing seductively adv. seductiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • seductive — [[t]sɪdʌ̱ktɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is seductive is very attractive or makes you want to do something that you would not otherwise do. It s a seductive argument. Derived words: seductively ADV GRADED usu ADV adj, also ADV with v… …   English dictionary

  • seductive — se|duc|tive [sıˈdʌktıv] adj 1.) someone, especially a woman, who is seductive is sexually attractive ▪ She used all of her seductive charm to try and persuade him. 2.) something that is seductive is very interesting or attractive to you, in a way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seductive — adjective 1 someone who is seductive is sexually attractive: She had a low, seductive voice. 2 something that is seductive is very interesting or attractive to you, in a way that persuades you to do something you would not usually do: the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seductive — se|duc|tive [ sı dʌktıv ] adjective 1. ) sexually attractive: Greg s voice was smoky and seductive. a seductive dress 2. ) attractive and likely to persuade you to do something that may be harmful or wrong: The arguments seem seductive at first.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seductive — UK [sɪˈdʌktɪv] / US adjective 1) sexually attractive Greg s voice was smoky and seductive. a seductive dress 2) attractive and likely to persuade you to do something that may be harmful or wrong The arguments seem seductive at first. Derived word …   English dictionary

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