very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.
The sun shone warm and bright; the chinook blew balmily and alluringly; the trail stretched before us dry and level.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922 Lucy Maud Montgomery
Might their melodies not strike freshly and alluringly on the ear to-day?
A Boswell of Baghdad E. V. Lucas
Once again Max spoke softly, with the softness that broke so alluringly across the reckless independence of look and gesture.
Max Katherine Cecil Thurston
In its fundamental principles, however, it is alluringly simple.
The Soul of the Far East Percival Lowell
The alluringly beautiful lace of Sibyl had reappeared in Paradise Valley.
Justin Wingate, Ranchman John H. Whitson
He had never imagined her so wonderfully, so alluringly beautiful.
The Tempting of Tavernake E. Phillips Oppenheim
I mean the toffee-apple about which, if you remember, Vesta Victoria used to sing so alluringly.
Nights in London Thomas Burke
He will give up the idea of fame and fortune so alluringly set forth in the circulars sent out by some attorneys.
How to Succeed as an Inventor Goodwin B. Smith
All the attractions of the luxurious home he had abandoned rose up before him most alluringly.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 Various
It may be an alluringly shabby little dress that saves her from the gallows.
I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
enticing; fascinating; attractive
1530s, “action of attracting,” verbal noun from allure (v.).
“appealing to desires,” 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Related: Alluringly.
allus. allusion allusively
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: The novel’s title is an allusion to Shakespeare. the act of ; the making of a casual or indirect reference to something: The Bible is a fertile source of allusion in art. Obsolete. a metaphor or parable. Contemporary Examples From […]
having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by . Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative. Contemporary Examples This is about as explicit as 1Q84 ever gets, and even here the sense of things is allusive. Murakami’s Dreamy Return Malcolm Jones November 3, 2011 Historical Examples This follows from the allusive way in […]
having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by . Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative. Historical Examples She rose with an air of dismissing the subject, though she continued to speak of it allusively. The High Heart Basil King Why, he exclaimed, allusively to its lustrous brilliance, it laughs at you. The […]
having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by . Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative. Historical Examples She had behind her garishness a gift for sympathy and a keen intuition, delicacy, and allusiveness. The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker Why even did he not continue his disquisition on the philosophic value of allusiveness? […]