What does attractive mean?

Definitions for attractive
əˈtræk tɪvat·trac·tive

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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

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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. Angela Lansbury:

    We must sometimes take blame, women, we have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive.

  2. Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov:

    We believe the proposed combination of Shire and Baxalta would be strategically and financially attractive for both of our companies, accelerating our respective growth ambitions and creating the leading global biotech company in rare diseases, it is our strong preference to immediately enter into a negotiated transaction to explore the full potential of the proposed combination and finalize the terms of an agreement.

  3. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.

  4. Jonar Nader:

    The only thing that bottled orange juice has going for it, is its attractive colour.

  5. Chief Executive Vittorio Colao:

    I am confident we will sustain our positive momentum in the coming year, allowing us to maintain attractive returns for our shareholders.

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