What does attractive mean?

Definitions for attractive
əˈtræk tɪvat·trac·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attractive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attractiveadjective

    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. attractiveadjective

    having power to arouse interest

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

  3. attractive(a)adjective

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

    "an attractive force";

Wiktionary

  1. attractiveadjective

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

    Etymology: From attractivus.

  2. attractiveadjective

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

    That's a very attractive offer.

    Etymology: From attractivus.

  3. attractiveadjective

    Pleasing or appealing to the senses.

    He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.

    Etymology: From attractivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attractiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. attractif.]

  2. Attractiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. attractif.]

  3. Attractivenoun

    that which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement

    Etymology: [Cf. F. attractif.]

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

How to pronounce attractive?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attractive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attractive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of attractive in a Sentence

  1. Joe Montemurro:

    Caitlin Foord at Arsenal said in a media session before Arsenals recent 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. European football, with the level its at, and the English league obviously making strides as well, I think that was very attractive to us. Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro, Joe Montemurro an Aussie, has added more Matildas in defender Steph Catley and goalkeeper Lydia Williams. Theyre obviously here because they want these challenges.

  2. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    Obviously we should not do a deal at any price, but I do think the alternatives to doing a deal are not alternatives that are attractive and frankly they are not attractive for Iran, the sanctions that we have put in place ... have done such damage to Iran that it is in their interest to conclude a deal.

  3. Jacob Russell:

    I was wary of making images that fed into this idea of the heroic strong women fighters, i think that the female fighters are used quite cynically by Kurdish leaders (who) know very well how attractive this image is to the Western media.

  4. Mark Lemley:

    Much as it pains me to say it, the US isn't nearly as attractive a place for innovation as it was five years ago, as the President Donald Trump administration makes it harder and harder to bring the best and brightest people from around the world to Silicon Valley, I think tech companies may be looking towards a world where we are no longer the center of innovation.

  5. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales:

    The most dangerous folly of old people who were once attractive is to forget that they are not so any longer.

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