HyperDic: attractive

English > 3 senses of the word attractive:
ADJECTIVEallattractivepleasing to the eye / eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
allattractivehaving power to arouse interest
allattractivehaving the properties of a magnet
attractive > pronunciation
Soundsahtrae'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > attractive: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpleasing to the eye / eye or mind especially through beauty or charm.
Examples
  • "a remarkably attractive young man"
  • "an attractive personality"
  • "attractive clothes"
  • "a book with attractive illustrations"
Attribute ofattractivenessSexual allure
Narrowerbewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinatingcapturing interest as if by a spell
charismatic, magneticpossessing an extraordinary ability to attract
cunning, cuteattractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
dinky(British informal) pretty and neat
engaging, piquantattracting or delighting
fetching, taking, winningVery attractive
glossy, showysuperficially attractive and stylish
hypnotic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, spellbindingattracting and holding interest as if by a spell
irresistibleoverpoweringly attractive
personable(of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality
photogeniclooking attractive in photographs
prepossessingcreating a favorable impression
winsomecharming in a childlike or naive way
See alsobeautifuldelighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
invitingattractive and tempting
pleasingGiving pleasure and satisfaction
seductivetending to entice into a desired action or state
Oppositeunattractivelacking beauty or charm
Spanishatractivo
Catalanatractiu
Nounsattractivenesssexual allure
Adverbsattractivelyin a beautiful manner
Verbsattractbe attractive to
English > attractive: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving power to arouse interest.
Examples
  • "an attractive opportunity"
  • "the job is attractive because of the pay"
Broaderappealingable to attract interest or draw favorable attention
Nounsattractivenessthe quality of arousing interest
Verbsattractdirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
English > attractive: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull.
Example"an attractive force"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Attribute ofmagnetism, magnetic attraction, magnetic forceattraction for iron
Oppositerepulsivepossessing the ability to repel
Spanishatractivo, atrayente, magnético
Catalanatraient, magnètic
Verbsattractexert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away

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