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.

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Origin of attractive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM attractive

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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 of attractive

attractively, adverbattractiveness, noun
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