the quality of being pleasing, charming, or alluring, especially in appearance or manner: the attractiveness of his kind smile and mellow voice; floral arrangements judged on quality and attractiveness.
the capacity to arouse interest or engage one's thought, consideration, etc.: Rarity has increased these coins’ attractiveness to collectors.
- un·at·trac·tive·ness, noun
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How to use attractiveness in a sentence
Local news by definition appeals to a smaller regional audience, limiting its attractiveness to advertisers.Axios is the latest media company to try to make money from local news. History is not on its side. | Paul Farhi | May 19, 2021 | Washington Post
The very thing that caused people to dismiss it as pretty or cosmetic, or its home-decor-style attractiveness, was in fact the thing that gave it the greatest power, the power of lightness.Helen Frankenthaler came from wealth and privilege. Her art transcends that. | Philip Kennicott | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Recommendation systems don’t have to be designed to evaluate for attractiveness to end up doing it anyway.
The CNNs used to rate attractiveness typically train on a data set of hundreds of thousands of pictures that have already been manually scored for attractiveness by people.
Nvidia and Microsoft backed a “robot beauty pageant” in 2016, which challenged entrants to develop the best AI to determine attractiveness.
We had only been making small talk for a few minutes when he aired his views on the relative attractiveness of Semitic females.Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree | James Kirchick | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She writes, “In your early 20s, you are at the peak of your attractiveness and your fertility.”Why Some Women Should Listen To Princeton Mom (But Not All Of Us) | Keli Goff | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As women, society judges us on our body shape and weight—female attractiveness is social and sexual currency.Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia? | Emma Woolf | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Judges are looking for “style, obviously, educational value, laughs per second, attractiveness,” Black says.The Friskies Awards Aim to Find the Next Internet Cat Star October 15 | Kelsey Meany | September 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 29-year-old actor, with his floppy hair and nerd-cute, Everyman attractiveness, looks like the Nice Guy.John Gallagher Jr., Star of ‘Newsroom’ and ‘Short Term 12,’ Is Hollywood’s Nicest Guy | Kevin Fallon | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His broad and intellectual brow, covered with but few hairs, added to the imposing attractiveness of his features.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Figures add so much to the attractiveness of literature, that every one would like to use them.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Man seeks to adorn death; the pageantry of the funeral, the attractiveness of the cemetery, all show this.Separation and Service | James Hudson Taylor
Contrasts are one of the charms of life, and probably in this lies the secret of the charm and attractiveness of Tibet.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
She is responsible for its attractiveness and its comfort, its morals and its existence.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) | W. Grant Hague