attractive

adjective
at·​trac·​tive | \ ə-ˈtrak-tiv How to pronounce attractive (audio) \

Definition of attractive

1a : arousing interest or pleasure : charming an attractive smile
b : appealing an attractive offer
2 : having or relating to the power to attract attractive forces between molecules

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Other Words from attractive

attractively adverb
attractiveness noun

Examples of attractive in a Sentence

An attractive woman greeted us at the door. The camera has many attractive features at a very attractive price.
Recent Examples on the Web That makes the stability and constancy of a pod that much more attractive. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "“Pandemic pods” aim to provide stability to Colorado families worried about COVID-hampered schooling," 3 Aug. 2020 For African countries, the Eurobond issuance is a more attractive option than the traditional multilateral borrowing, whose conditionalities are usually restrictive. Misheck Mutize, Quartz Africa, "Why African countries are reluctant to take up Covid-19 debt relief," 30 July 2020 But the truth is, there are huge discrepancies across brands, styles, materials and construction that make some pairs more attractive than others. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "White sneakers that won’t get ruined on their first use," 8 July 2020 Big platforms like Apple's WatchOS and Samsung's Tizen, with their large and active user bases, are more attractive than Wear OS as targets for app developers, Thielke says. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "Qualcomm’s New Smartwatch Chips Promise a Boost for Wear OS," 30 June 2020 Bike Cleveland’s executive director, said such a design would feel much safer and more attractive to a wider array of cyclists than bike lanes or sharrows. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Bike Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks and other advocates want two-way cycle track as part of West 65th Street rehab," 30 June 2020 That would make the company appear financially strong and more attractive for investors and customers. Sarah Syed, Fortune, "Wirecard CEO arrested in the case of the missing billions," 23 June 2020 Their common sense and clever insights can save you some money or steer you toward something just as attractive. Magi Helena, oregonlive, "Horoscope for July 13, 2020: Happy birthday Ken Jeong; Capricorn listen to sensible advice," 13 July 2020 The writer also throws a secret twin into the mix, introducing Massimo's equally attractive brother Domenico in the next book. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "I’m Not Sure Where Else 365 Days Can Take Us — But I Think I’m Down For The Sexy Ride," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of attractive

circa 1540, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for attractive

see attract

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The first known use of attractive was circa 1540

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13 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Attractive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attractive. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for attractive

attractive

adjective
How to pronounce attractive (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of attractive

: 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

adjective
at·​trac·​tive | \ ə-ˈtrak-tiv How to pronounce attractive (audio) \

Kids Definition of attractive

1 : having the power or quality of drawing interest an attractive offer
2 : having a pleasing appearance an attractive home

Other Words from attractive

attractively adverb
attractiveness noun

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