What does attractive mean?

attractive meaning in General Dictionary

what draws or draws an attraction an allurement

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  • 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.

attractive meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


attractive meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Getting the power or top-notch attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of figures.

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  • (a.) Attracting or drawing by ethical influence or enjoyable feeling; alluring; inviting; pleasing.
  • (n.) That which pulls or attracts; an attraction; an allurement.

Sentence Examples with the word attractive

The discrepancy seems to depend upon Young having treated the attractive force as operative in one direction only.

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