- attraction sphere,
- attractive nuisance,
Origin of attractive
Examples from the Web for attractive
They have one big problem: Republican midterm gains had more to do with a sagging Democrat brand than an attractive GOP platform.
She must be beautiful and attractive for her partner and bring home at least half of the family income.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book thus has an attractive double “empathy,” a word that appears in all four parts.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like trees, these structures provide shelter and serve as attractive pieces of natural sculpture.
She “was an attractive blonde,” Bai writes, “only in the sense that the Sistine Chapel had some pretty good artwork.”How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal Casualty|Lloyd Grove|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Attractive, rather than handsome, was the epithet best suited to describe Adeline Mowbray.Adeline Mowbray|Amelia Alderson Opie
He resides in one of the attractive homes at the edge of the city of Walla Walla, and takes a justifiable pride therein.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
The attractive face 336 had grown strained and the eyes were burning restlessly.Beatrice Leigh at College|Julia Augusta Schwartz
You looked quite an attractive little girl in your pretty blue dress, and men like to talk to attractive little girls.The Independence of Claire|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Personally he was most attractive, charming in his manners beyond the average man, a fine linguist, and a brave man.Nathan Hale|Jean Christie Root
late 14c., "absorptive," from Middle French attractif (14c.), from attract-, past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Meaning "having the quality of drawing people's eye or interest" is from 1580s; sense of "pleasing, alluring" is from c.1600. Related: Attractively; attractiveness.