Definition of attractive in English:

attractive

Line breaks: at¦tract|ive
Pronunciation: /əˈtraktɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

attractively

adverb
More example sentences
  • And the food was indeed attractively presented on those huge white plates often favoured in fancy restaurants.
  • The book is attractively produced and very well illustrated with maps and the explorers' own sketches and letters to relatives.
  • These conditions have created a wealth of attractively priced opportunities for private equity investors.

attractiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • She likes men and draws them to her with her attractiveness and interest in them.
  • It can cause a new mother to doubt her physical attractiveness and sex appeal.
  • While London's attractiveness is fading, the allure of cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh is growing.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'absorbent'): from French attractif, -ive, from late Latin attractivus, from the verb attrahere (see attract).

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