- very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.
- fascinating; charming.
Origin of alluring
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Examples from the Web for unalluring
And from so startling and unalluring a beginning, a marriage followed.
It is cold;—and would be unalluring, were it not that as a profession it is profitable.North America, Volume II (of 2)
A small hatchet with which to chop off a chunk of porridge formed the accompaniment of this unalluring Arctic provender.
From this unalluring suggestion I begged off, justly pleading a hard day of work ahead.The Book of Susan
Lee Wilson Dodd
Never had her bony, angular face, her slack figure and sloping shoulders seemed so unalluring.Rich Man, Poor Man
- enticing; fascinating; attractive
Word Origin and History for unalluring
1530s, "action of attracting," verbal noun from allure (v.).
"appealing to desires," 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Related: Alluringly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper