Origin of attractive
Examples from the Web for attractiveness
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|DAILY BEAST
I know, for example, that there's an internal Ethiopian hierarchy of attractiveness related to skin tone.
And how common is an attractiveness gap in American couples?
And at the height of my attractiveness they worked great for me.
Attractiveness is not exactly a qualification for judicial office.
The participation of the Cushman sisters in this entertainment greatly enhanced its interest and attractiveness.William E. Burton: Actor, Author, and Manager|William L. Keese
Besides, I am quite ready to admit the attractiveness of the little Japanese children; some of them are most fascinating.Madame Chrysantheme Complete|Pierre Loti
This attractiveness continues to the summit, which is capped, as it were, with the official residence and forts.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
Mr. Bush's strong and life-like illustrations add much to the attractiveness of the book.Queer Stories for Boys and Girls|Edward Eggleston
It need hardly be said that these stories have a peculiar charm and attractiveness for children.Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories|Charles Alexander McMurry
British Dictionary definitions for attractiveness
Word Origin and History for attractiveness
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.