alluring

[uh-loo r-ing]
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Origin of alluring

First recorded in 1525–35; allure1 + -ing2
Related formsal·lur·ing·ly, adverbal·lur·ing·ness, nounun·al·lur·ing, adjectiveun·al·lur·ing·ly, adverb
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alluring

adjective
  1. enticing; fascinating; attractive
Derived Formsalluringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for alluringly

alluring

n.

1530s, "action of attracting," verbal noun from allure (v.).

alluring

adj.

"appealing to desires," 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Related: Alluringly.

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