seductive

[ si-duhk-tiv ]
/ sɪˈdʌk tɪv /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. seduce,
  2. seducement,
  3. seducer,
  4. seductible,
  5. seduction,
  6. seductively,
  7. seductress,
  8. sedulity,
  9. sedulous,
  10. sedulously

Origin of seductive

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

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British Dictionary definitions for seductiveness

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 seductiveness

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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