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seductive

[si-duhk-tiv] /sɪˈdʌk tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to seduce; enticing; beguiling; captivating:
a seductive smile.
Origin of seductive
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; seduct(ion) + -ive
Related forms
seductively, adverb
seductiveness, noun
unseductive, adjective
unseductively, adverb
unseductiveness, noun
Synonyms
tempting, alluring.
Antonyms
repellent.
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  • But then--How seductive a subject is eighteenth-century Bath!

  • He yielded not; adamantine to the seductive lure, he picked up his heels and ran.

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  • The seductive game of poker is one that I do not understand.

  • Gervaise didn't understand this because she no longer found Lantier seductive.

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British Dictionary definitions for seductive

seductive

/sɪˈdʌktɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to seduce or capable of seducing; enticing; alluring
Derived Forms
seductively, adverb
seductiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seductive
adj.

1740, from Latin seduct-, past participle stem of seducere (see seduce) + -ive. Related: Seductively; seductiveness. Middle English had seducious "deceitful, devious" (mid-15c.).

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