attractive

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adjective at·trac·tive \ə-ˈtrak-tiv\

Definition of attractive

  1. 1a :  arousing interest or pleasure :  charming an attractive smileb :  appealing an attractive offer

  2. 2 :  having or relating to the power to attract attractive forces between molecules

attractively

adverb

attractiveness

noun

Examples of attractive in a Sentence

  1. An attractive woman greeted us at the door.

  2. The camera has many attractive features at a very attractive price.

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Origin and Etymology of attractive

see attract

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ATTRACTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

attractive

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Definition of attractive for English Language Learners

  • : having a pleasing appearance; especially : having a pleasing appearance that causes romantic or sexual feelings in someone

  • : having a feature or quality that people like


ATTRACTIVE Defined for Kids

attractive

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adjective at·trac·tive \ə-ˈtrak-tiv\

Definition of attractive for Students

  1. 1 :  having the power or quality of drawing interest an attractive offer

  2. 2 :  having a pleasing appearance an attractive home

attractively

adverb

attractiveness

noun


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