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From Middle French attractif, from Late Latin attractivus.
attractive (comparative more attractive, superlative most attractive)
- Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
- Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
- That's a very attractive offer.
- Pleasing or appealing to the senses, especially of a potential romantic partner.
- He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.
- (causing attraction): magnetic
- (having the ability to charm): See Thesaurus:attractive
- (pleasing or appealing to the senses): See Thesaurus:beautiful
- (having the power of charming): repulsive, ugly
- (pleasing or appealing to the senses): repulsive, ugly
having the quality of attracting by inherent force
having the power of charming
pleasing or appealing to the senses
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- attractive on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “attractive”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “attractive”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
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