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attractive

[ uh-trak-tiv ]
/ əˈtræk tɪv /
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adjective

providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality.
arousing interest or engaging one's thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price.
having the quality of attracting.

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Origin of attractive

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English attractif, attractive, (from Middle French at(t)ractif ), from Late Latin attractīvus “(of a medicine) having drawing power, absorptive,” derivative of attractus , “drawn, contracted,” see attract, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for attractive

attractive
/ (əˈtræktɪv) /

adjective

appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
arousing interestan attractive opportunity
possessing the ability to draw or pullan attractive force

Derived forms of attractive

attractively, adverbattractiveness, noun
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