Definitions for attractiveəˈtræk tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•trac•tiveəˈtræk tɪv(adj.)

  1. providing pleasure or delight, esp. in appearance or manner; charming; alluring:

    an attractive personality.

  2. arousing interest or engaging one's thought, consideration, etc.:

    an attractive idea.

  3. having the quality of attracting.

Origin of attractive:

1375–1425; late ME (< MF) < LL

at•trac′tive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attractive(adj)

    pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

    "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

  2. attractive(adj)

    having power to arouse interest

    "an attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay"

  3. attractive(a)(adj)

    having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull

    "an attractive force";

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. attractive(adjective)əˈtræk tɪv

    pleasant in appearance

    an attractive woman/house

  2. attractiveəˈtræk tɪv

    causing you to want it

    an attractive offer; designs that are attractive to the younger generation

Wiktionary

  1. attractive(Adjective)

    Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.

  2. attractive(Adjective)

    Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.

    That's a very attractive offer.

  3. attractive(Adjective)

    Pleasing or appealing to the senses.

    He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.

  4. Origin: From attractivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attractive(adj)

    having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies

  2. Attractive(adj)

    attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing

  3. Attractive(noun)

    that which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attractive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2019

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attractive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2795

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attractive' in Adjectives Frequency: #266


Translations for attractive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

attractive(adjective)

pleasant and good- looking

an attractive girl; young and attractive.

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