attractive

[ uh-trak-tiv ]
/ əˈtræk tɪv /

adjective

providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality.
arousing interest or engaging one's thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price.
having the quality of attracting.

Origin of attractive

1375–1425; late Middle English attractif (< Middle French) < Late Latin attractīvus of a medicine with drawing power. See attract, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for unattractive (1 of 2)

unattractive

/ (ˌʌnəˈtræktɪv) /

adjective

not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
not arousing interestan unattractive proposition

British Dictionary definitions for unattractive (2 of 2)

attractive

/ (əˈtræktɪv) /

adjective

appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
arousing interestan attractive opportunity
possessing the ability to draw or pullan attractive force

Derived Forms

attractively, adverbattractiveness, noun
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