View synonyms for alluring


[ uh-loor-ing ]


  1. very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.


/ əˈljʊərɪŋ; əˈlʊə- /


  1. enticing; fascinating; attractive

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Derived Forms

  • alˈluringly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • al·luring·ly adverb
  • al·luring·ness noun
  • unal·luring adjective
  • unal·luring·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of alluring1

First recorded in 1525–35; allure + -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Research also shows that for some people, particularly the young, banning a behavior makes it more alluring.

It’s an alluring term for movement-building and capitalizing on people’s outrage, but it makes it seem like the issue of free supplies will benefit only the women who live and exist in poverty themselves.

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As they fall apart in the heat and darken in color, they transform into a toffee-like mixture that lends these cookies their alluring, Bananas Foster flavor.

Loving Las Vegas, from its glittering Strip to its alluring desert

In some mammals and overproducing domestic birds, females grow less fertile with age, making maturity seem less alluring than youthfulness.

The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.

Homeless kids on the street had pain just like she did, but even more alluring: anger.

A lot of girls become models because there is the alluring, if distant, promise of first-class, all-designer everything.

As he plowed through what was then a terrifying, alluring setlist, the kids did something unthinkable.

They tout engaging plot lines, sharp illustrations and alluring wines that capture immediate attention.

Apparently he was contented to sit on his piazza and see customers passing him by for the alluring bargains offered beyond.

There was something mysterious, evil, about him; but the evil was alluring; it was made to seem as though it were not evil.

Then she moved away to the music, an exquisite figure, the personification of all that was alluring in her sex.

Her red lips like dew-drenched roses—luscious, pure, alluring, were parted a little in a half smile.

Any sacrifice to Mrs. Simpson was alluring; she would be killed all day long, in a manner, for its own sake.