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seductive (comparative more seductive, superlative most seductive)

  1. Attractive, alluring, tempting.
    Evil is said to be seductive, which is one reason why people do what they know they shouldn't.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?

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  • Nouns to which "seductive" is often applied: woman, lady, girl, power, art, image, behavior, smile, dress, dance, tango, song, etc.

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