Definitions for: Attractive


[adj] 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"
[adj] having power to arouse interest; "an attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


At*tract"ive, n.
That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.

Speaks nothing but attractives and invitation. --South.

Synonyms: appealing, bewitching, captivating, charismatic, cunning, cute, dinky, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating, fetching, hypnotic, irresistible, magnetic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, personable, photogenic, piquant, prepossessing, spellbinding, taking, winning, winsome

Antonyms: unattractive

See Also: beautiful, inviting, pleasing, seductive

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