allurement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From allure +‎ -ment.

Noun[edit]

allurement (plural allurements)

  1. Attractiveness; appeal, charisma. [from 16th c.]
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.
  2. An enticement, inducement or bait. [from 16th c.]
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury:
      That though their Thoughts are ever turn'd upon appearing Aimiable, yet every Feature of their Faces and every Part of their Dress is fill'd with Snares and Allurements.