providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring:
an attractive personality.
arousing interest or engaging one’s thought, consideration, etc.:
an attractive idea; an attractive price.
having the quality of .
“I think he’s attractive, an interesting guy,” she said about him in April.
World Cup Primer Joshua Robinson June 11, 2010
At 32, the attractive blonde found herself at the dinner party with Stern.
The Mystery of the S&M Banker’s Death Eric Pape June 13, 2009
She must be beautiful and attractive for her partner and bring home at least half of the family income.
‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism Dina Goldstein November 7, 2014
The convoluted and often chaotic tangle of the taxi system was an attractive project to tackle.
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So should attractive women simply attach photos that make them look dowdy?
Who Discriminates Against Attractive Women? David Frum April 9, 2012
You have no idea what a sympathetic and attractive person she is; and she must be good.
Children of the Soil Henryk Sienkiewicz
When she took off her vail, she displayed a bust of the most attractive beauty.
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox
In recognition, an attractive public park was named for him.
The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines Isabel Anderson
Notwithstanding the opinions of countless flies, it was not an attractive place.
Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
The Summer Garden is the largest and most attractive of these.
Ways of War and Peace Delia Austrian
appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
arousing interest: an attractive opportunity
possessing the ability to draw or pull: an attractive force
late 14c., “absorptive,” from Middle French attractif (14c.), from attract-, past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Meaning “having the quality of drawing people’s eye or interest” is from 1580s; sense of “pleasing, alluring” is from c.1600. Related: Attractively; attractiveness.
- Attractive nuisance
Law. a doctrine of tort law under which a person who creates or permits to exist on his or her land a dangerous condition attractive to children, as an unfenced swimming pool, is liable for their resulting injuries, even though the injured are trespassers. a hazardous condition or object to which this doctrine is applicable.
providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality. arousing interest or engaging one’s thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price. having the quality of . Contemporary Examples I know, for example, that there’s an internal Ethiopian hierarchy of attractiveness related to skin tone. Israel’s Ethiopian Beauty […]
a person or thing that . Physics. a state or behavior toward which a dynamic system tends to evolve, represented as a point or orbit in the system’s phase space. Historical Examples “There, we can see what they’re doing now,” and DuQuesne anchored the vessel with an attractor. Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith Shall one […]
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