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Definitions for seductive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seductiveadjective

    tending to entice into a desired action or state

Wiktionary

  1. seductiveadjective

    Attractive, alluring, tempting.

    Evil is said to be seductive, which is one reason why people do what they know they shouldn't.

Wikipedia

  1. seductive

    Seduction has multiple meanings. Platonically, it can mean "to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty", or "to lead astray, usually by persuasion or false promises".Strategies of seduction include conversation and sexual scripts, paralingual features, non-verbal communication, and short-term behavioural strategies. The word seduction stems from Latin and means literally "leading astray." As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation. Famous seducers from history or legend include Lilith, Giacomo Casanova, and the fictional character Don Juan. The emergence of the Internet and technology has supported the availability and the existence of a seduction community, which is based on discourse about seduction. This is predominately by "pickup artists" (PUA). Seduction is also used within marketing to increase compliance and willingness.Seduction, seen negatively, involves temptation and enticement, often sexual in nature, to lead someone astray into a behavioural choice they would not have made if they were not in a state of sexual arousal. Seen positively, seduction is a synonym for the act of charming someone—male or female—by an appeal to the senses, often with the goal of reducing unfounded fears and leading to their "sexual emancipation." Some sides in contemporary academic debate state that the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, and may not necessarily carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definitions.

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  1. seductive

    Seductive refers to anything or anyone that entices, allures, or lures, often displaying attractiveness and charm, and creating a strong appeal or desire. This term is often associated with aspects that stimulate sexual attraction or interest. However, it can also be used in a broader context to describe ideas, objects or behaviors that are highly appealing or tempting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seductiveadjective

    tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seductive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seductive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of seductive in a Sentence

  1. Giambattista Valli:

    I wanted to share the vision of the girl that I've seen these last 20 years that I've been living in Paris, this boyish attitude, independent, unique and at the same time very seductive, very free.

  2. Nat Hentoff:

    Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be trusted to remain free, even when there were very, very seductive voices – taking advantage of our freedom of speech – who were trying to turn this country into the kind of place where the government could tell you what you can and cannot do.

  3. Kathleen Turner:

    He goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and goyuck.

  4. Facundo Nejamkis:

    That, for a young person, is much more seductive than a conservative agenda.

  5. Michael Kimmelman:

    Hudson Yards glorifies a kind of surface spectacle — as if the peak ambitions of city life were consuming luxury goods and enjoying a smooth, seductive, mindless materialism.

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