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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alluringly adverb
smiled alluringly an alluringly colorful display

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The Senna’s most alluring attributes are its featherweight construction, tenacious handling, considerable downforce, and relentless brakes. Basem Wasef, WIRED, "McLaren's $958,966 Senna Hypercar Ain't Pretty, but It Can Whip a Track," 30 June 2018 In the 1950s, in America, small hats had been called clip-hats or half-hats, but ‘fascinator’ sounds much more alluring. Laura Jacobs, Vanities, "A Brief History of Fascinators, the Haiku of Hats," 9 May 2018 Proponents of the ban pointed to some 7,000 products, including those with flavors said to be particularly alluring to young users like bubble gum, chicken and waffles, and unicorn milk. Jan Hoffman, New York Times, "San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products," 6 June 2018 What about this location seems to be so alluring to storytellers? Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Fire In Dreamland is the Seaside Summer Play You've Been Waiting For," 10 July 2018 With interest rates on the rise — and expected to climb even higher— plain-old cash is looking more alluring to savers and conservative investors. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "How to find best interest rates on CDs, savings accounts," 5 June 2018 Trump's aides and associates see Kardashian's celebrity imprimatur as crucial and alluring to the president., "Trump fixates on pardons, could soon give reprieve to 63-year-old woman after meeting with Kim Kardashian," 5 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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