Attractive

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring;… …

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  • 2 Attractive — may refer to: * Physical attractiveness * Attractive or repulsive force (physics). * Attractive nuisance doctrine, a legal concept …

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  • 3 attractive — I adjective adorable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attracting, attrahent, beauteous, beautiful, beckoning, becoming, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, catching, catchy, charming, comely, delightful, desirable, drawing, elegant, enchanting,… …

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  • 4 Attractive — At*tract ive, n. That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement. [1913 Webster] Speaks nothing but attractives and invitation. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 attractive — late 14c., absorptive, from M.Fr. attractif (14c.), from attract , pp. stem of attrahere (see ATTRACT (Cf. attract)). Meaning having the quality of drawing people s eye or interest is from 1580s; sense of pleasing, alluring is from c.1600.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 attractive — alluring, charming, fascinating, bewitching, enchanting, captivating (see under ATTRACT) Analogous words: lovely, fair, *beautiful, bonny, pretty, comely: luring, enticing, tempting, seductive (see corresponding verbs at LURE) Antonyms: repellent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 attractive — [adj] appealing, drawing attention adorable, agreeable, alluring, beautiful, beckoning, bewitching, captivating, charming, comely, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, enticing, fair, fascinating, fetching, glamorous, good looking, gorgeous,… …

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  • 8 attractive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) pleasing or appealing to the senses. 2) arousing interest. 3) relating to attraction between physical objects. DERIVATIVES attractively adverb attractiveness noun …

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  • 9 attractive — [ə trak′tiv] adj. [ME < LL attractivus] that attracts or has the power to attract; esp., pleasing, charming, pretty, handsome, etc. attractively adv. attractiveness n …

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  • 10 attractive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ She looked attractive and beautifully dressed. ▪ become, grow ▪ He had grown more attractive with age. ▪ …

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  • 11 attractive — [[t]ətræ̱ktɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED A person who is attractive is pleasant to look at. She s a very attractive woman... I thought he was very attractive and obviously very intelligent... He was always immensely attractive to women. Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 attractive — at|trac|tive [ ə træktıv ] adjective *** 1. ) an attractive person is pleasant to look at, especially in a way that interests you sexually: a stunningly attractive movie star a ) something that is attractive is pleasant in some way: a cozy cabin… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 attractive — at|trac|tive W2S2 [əˈtræktıv] adj 1.) someone who is attractive is good looking, especially in a way that makes you sexually interested in them ▪ an attractive young woman ▪ Women seem to find him attractive . see usage note ↑beautiful 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 attractive — adjective 1 someone who is attractive is good looking, especially in a way that makes you sexually interested in them: an attractive young woman | find sb attractive: I must admit I ve never found him particularly attractive. 2 pleasant to look… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 attractive */*/*/ — UK [əˈtræktɪv] / US adjective 1) a) an attractive person is pleasant to look at, especially in a way that interests you sexually a stunningly attractive woman b) something that is attractive is pleasant in some way a pretty village set in… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 attractive — ● attractif, attractive adjectif (bas latin attractivus) Qui a la propriété d exercer une attraction : L aimant a une force attractive. Qui plaît, séduit, attire par son charme ; attrayant, captivant : Un programme très attractif. ● attractif,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 17 attractive — adj. 1) physically; sexually attractive 2) attractive to (the offer is very attractive to us) * * * [ə træktɪv] sexually attractive physically attractive to (the offer is very attractive to us) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 attractive — 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 …

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  • 19 attractive — attractively, adv. attractiveness, n. /euh trak tiv/, adj. 1. providing pleasure or delight, esp. in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality. 2. arousing interest or engaging one s thought, consideration, etc …

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  • 20 attractive — adjective /əˈtɹæktɪv/ a) Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force. Thats a very attractive offer. b) Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing …

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