seductive

[ si-duhk-tiv ]
/ sɪˈdʌk tɪv /

adjective

tending to seduce; enticing; beguiling; captivating: a seductive smile.

Origin of seductive

First recorded in 1755–65; seduct(ion) + -ive
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seductive

/ (sɪˈdʌktɪv) /

adjective

tending to seduce or capable of seducing; enticing; alluring
Derived Formsseductively, adverbseductiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seductively

seductive


adj.

1740, from Latin seduct-, past participle stem of seducere (see seduce) + -ive. Related: Seductively; seductiveness. Middle English had seducious "deceitful, devious" (mid-15c.).

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