what draws or draws an attraction an allurement
- Having the power or top-notch attracting or attracting since the appealing power of figures
- getting the properties of a magnet; the capacity to draw or pull
- having capacity to arouse interest
- pleasing toward eye or brain specially through beauty or allure
- getting the energy or quality of attracting or attracting; as, the attractive force of bodies.
- Attracting or drawing by ethical influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; welcoming; pleasing.
- whatever lures or draws; an attraction; an allurement.
late 14c., "absorptive," from center French attractif (14c.), from attract-, past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Indicating "having the standard of attracting individuals attention or interest" is from 1580s; sense of "pleasing, alluring" is from c.1600. Relevant: Attractively; attractiveness.
(a.) Getting the power or top-notch attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of figures.
- (a.) Attracting or drawing by ethical influence or enjoyable feeling; alluring; inviting; pleasing.
- (n.) That which pulls or attracts; an attraction; an allurement.
The discrepancy seems to depend upon Young having treated the attractive force as operative in one direction only.