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allure

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of allure

  1. the power of irresistible attraction the nostalgic allure of America's Wild West still attracts vacationers to ghost towns Synonyms of allure charm, animal magnetism, appeal, attractiveness, captivation, charisma, duende, enchantment, fascination, force field, glamour (also glamor), magic, magnetism, oomph, pizzazz (or pizazz), seductiveness, witcheryWords Related to allure allurement, attraction, call, lure, seduction; agreeableness, darlingness, delightfulness, desirability, desirableness, niceness, pleasantness, pleasingness, sweetness; sex appealNear Antonyms of allure disagreeableness, distastefulness, obnoxiousness, offensiveness, unpleasantnessAntonyms of allure repulsion, repulsiveness


allure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of allure

  1. 1 to attract or delight as if by magic was so allured by his sister's college roommate that before long he was asking her for a date Synonyms of allure charm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch [archaic]Words Related to allure disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, wooNear Antonyms of allure disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary

  2. 2 to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage allured by the promise of big bucks, he decided to have a go at a job on the trading floor of the stock market Synonyms of allure lure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, temptWords Related to allure draw in, inveigle, persuade, rope (in), snow; catch, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entrap, mesh, snare, tangle, trap; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, magnetize, wileNear Antonyms of allure alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away

Synonym Discussion of allure

attract, allure, charm, captivate, fascinate, enchant mean to draw another by exerting a powerful influence. attract applies to any degree or kind of ability to exert influence over another.
    • students attracted by the school's locale
allure implies an enticing by what is fair, pleasing, or seductive.
    • an alluring smile
charm implies the power of casting a spell over the person or thing affected and so compelling a response
    • charmed by their hospitality
, but it may, like captivate, suggest no more than evoking delight or admiration.
    • her performances captivated audiences
fascinate suggests a magical influence and tends to stress the ineffectiveness of attempts to resist.
    • a story that continues to fascinate children
enchant is perhaps the strongest of these terms in stressing the appeal of the agent and the degree of delight evoked in the subject.
    • hopelessly enchanted by her beauty


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