That allures attracting charming tempting
- very appealing and capable arouse hope or need
- of Allure
- That allures; attracting; charming; tempting.
1530s, "action of drawing," spoken noun from allure (v.).
- "appealing to desires," 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Relevant: Alluringly.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allure
- (a.) That allures; attracting; charming; tempting.
The large expenditures of the French canal company made the department singularly alluring to corrupt officials of the central government, and Panama suffered severely before the liquidation of the company in 1889.