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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

Examples of alluring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vanity Fair ran a cover of the post-transition 66-year-old in a white push-up-bra body piece, legs crossed over, lips pouting, and looking windswept and alluring. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 3 May 2021 Like most bad habits, quarterly guidance causes damage, but is also alluring and hard to break. Sarah Keohane Williamson, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Dominique La Rue is mysterious and alluring, her costumes fitting that image. Jamila Stewart, Essence, 1 Apr. 2021 The conversation about Clubhouse was incessant and vaguely annoying, yet somehow alluring. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2021 To stand out, streaming companies need content that is both alluring and worth signing up for. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 26 Mar. 2021 Hue by Hayley launched in March, giving everyone the chance to smell as alluring and beautiful as Kiyoko. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, 10 Mar. 2021 For each of those quarterbacks, their high-level talents became alluring. Dan Wiederer,, 2 May 2021 And while Fields or Lance could prove too alluring to pass up, the Falcons have been widely tied to Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2021

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“Alluring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of alluring

: very attractive : having a quality that attracts people


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