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Definition of alluring

: having a strongly attractive or enticing quality an alluring smile/aroma an alluring prospect Her appeal for him was that of the frail and alluring woman.— Edna Ferber

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Other Words from alluring

alluringly adverb
smiled alluringly an alluringly colorful display

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Recent Examples on the Web And then there are some weird rentals in alluring locations. oregonlive, "Get away to an Oregon vacation home with a dock: Make a splash with the whole family," 19 June 2020 For those who think renting is still risky, purchasing their own home away from home that can be towed or driven to new locations every weekend may be an alluring idea. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "2021 Airstream Flying Cloud, International Trailers Get Great New Interiors," 16 June 2020 The first song on Ratt's first full-length album is alluring, dynamic and stylized. Matt Wake |, al, "Ratt is much more than ‘Round and Round’," 15 June 2020 The pitch has proved even more alluring to public investors. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Can Nikola Motor’s big battery promises be true?," 14 June 2020 To Rose, Shirley is an immediately alluring, but frightening figure. David Sims, The Atlantic, "An Unconventional Biopic About a Horror Master," 8 June 2020 The girls found the insects’ ebullient colors and fitful flight behavior irresistibly alluring. Popular Science, "We can soon thank butterfly tongues for better cancer treatments and vaccines," 2 June 2020 But the cozies’ most alluring feature is a world in which the consequences of death last no more than an hour, and death itself appears soothingly make-believe. Sarah Manguso, The New York Review of Books, "My Quarantine: Cozy Mysteries," 31 May 2020 To move forward with annexation Netanyahu will need to persuade himself no matter how alluring and attractive the upsides that the downsides are manageable. Aaron David Miller, Time, "To Annex or Not to Annex: What Will Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Do Next?," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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“Alluring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of alluring

: very attractive : having a quality that attracts people

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