al·lur·ing | \ ə-ˈlu̇r-iŋ \

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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The first impression a Pisces usually gives online is imaginative, creative, and alluring. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Online Dating Style," 6 July 2018 Similarly, while so very dissimilarly, Spain becomes even more alluring than usual here. Chuck Culpepper,, "Chaos over Spain's World Cup coach has familiar ring to, of all people, Michigan fans," 14 June 2018 As space Westerns go, Young did a standup job—each setting more visually alluring than the last. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "We Really Need to Talk About That Solo: A Star Wars Story Twist," 28 May 2018 Its historic expedition around Saturn has shown us intricate details in the workings of an alluring and remarkably alien planetary system. Carolyn Porco, Scientific American, "Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective," 1 Oct. 2017 Dating different women is not so alluring to him anymore. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Katy Perry Attends Met Gala Without Orlando Bloom Wearing an Enormous Pair of Victoria's Secret-Style Wings," 7 May 2018 While Jake, with his safety pin earring and no-effs-to-give attitude, is unquestionably alluring to Tess, Sweetbitter itself doesn’t feel quite so enamored with him., "Sweetbitter Review: Restaurant Dramedy Is New York Fantasy For The Modern Day," 1 May 2018 But the potential of what could be was alluring, as was the site—a gentle clearing that was pleasantly warmed by the morning sun and magically reflected in the lake in the afternoons and evenings. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "You Can Stay in an Architect's Dreamy Adirondack-Inspired Lake Cabin," 28 Nov. 2017 But what sensation do roller coasters provide that is so alluring? Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, "The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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