- very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.
- fascinating; charming.
Origin of alluring
- to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable.
- to fascinate; charm.
- to be attractive or tempting.
- fascination; charm; appeal.
Origin of allure1
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Examples from the Web for alluring
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.How Pulp Fiction Saved Literature
January 8, 2015
A lot of girls become models because there is the alluring, if distant, promise of first-class, all-designer everything.The Price of ‘Free’: Models Moonlighting as Escorts
March 15, 2014
As he plowed through what was then a terrifying, alluring setlist, the kids did something unthinkable.The GOP’s Real Ted Nugent Problem
February 22, 2014
They tout engaging plot lines, sharp illustrations and alluring wines that capture immediate attention.'The Drops of God': Wine Books You Will Actually Want to Read
January 19, 2014
Despite the alluring ubiquity of junk food, the ability to eat healthy is available to all of us, if we are willing to choose it.Our Unsafe Food Supply Is Killing Us
March 1, 2013
In person he is as beautiful as a snake-fence, as alluring as a stone wall.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
I can turn a deaf ear to enticements the most alluring, and sounds the most insinuating.
One of them was tall and majestic, and the other low, and of a shape and figure the most alluring.
Gibbon said of Lady Elizabeth that she was the most alluring of women.Beaux and Belles of England
And by her alluring arts she had won her sympathy and confidence.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
- enticing; fascinating; attractive
- (tr) to entice or tempt (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; attract
- attractiveness; appealthe cottage's allure was its isolation
Word Origin and History for alluring
1530s, "action of attracting," verbal noun from allure (v.).
"appealing to desires," 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Related: Alluringly.
c.1400, from Anglo-French alurer, Old French aleurer "to attract, captivate; train a falcon to hunt," from à "to" (see ad-) + loirre "falconer's lure," from a Frankish word (see lure), perhaps influenced by French allure "gait, way of walking." Related: Allured; alluring. The noun is first attested 1540s; properly this sense is allurement.