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 know, for example, that there’s an internal Ethiopian hierarchy of attractiveness related to skin tone.
Israel’s Ethiopian Beauty Queen Sparks Debate Don Futterman April 11, 2013
attractiveness is not exactly a qualification for judicial office.
Why Elena Kagan’s Looks Matter Deborah L. Rhode June 25, 2010
And at the height of my attractiveness they worked great for me.
Kathleen Turner’s New Broadway High Kevin Sessums April 16, 2011
Judges are looking for “style, obviously, educational value, laughs per second, attractiveness,” Black says.
The Friskies Awards Aim to Find the Next Internet Cat Star October 15 Kelsey Meany September 21, 2013
And how common is an attractiveness gap in American couples?
The Ugly Husbands Club Tony Doukopil July 28, 2011
A large water-fall, consisting of three separate cascades, cuts its side and adds greatly to its beauty and attractiveness.
On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
Thus will its utility and attractiveness both be well secured.
A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
A head lining of plain or fringed paper also adds much to the attractiveness of the package.
Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
What did they mean by talking about the man’s attractiveness?
Half a Hero Anthony Hope
A title which offends against good taste must not be used, no matter how desirable it may appear in the matter of attractiveness.
Short Story Writing Charles Raymond Barrett
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.
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 […]
. . . abbreviation attribute attributive attribute attributed to attributive attributively
to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually followed by to): She attributed his bad temper to ill health. to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, group, etc., indicated: He attributed intelligence to his colleagues. to consider as made by the one indicated, especially […]
- Attributed file system
attributed file system storage (AtFS) The basis of the Shape_VC toolkit. Cooperative work within projects is supported by a status model controlling visibility of version objects, locking, and “long transactions” for synchronising concurrent updates. The concept of object attributes provides a basis for storing management information with versions and passing this information between individual tools. […]