from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending to seduce; alluring: "his sad and fastidious but ever seductive Irish voice” ( John Fowles).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Attractive, alluring, tempting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to seduce or lead aside or astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to entice into a desired action or state
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One piece of evidence for this is the way in which welfare reform is discussed, and the reappearance of Victorian ideas about poverty – what he calls the "seductive language" of "deserving" and "undeserving" poor.
In his subscription newsletter, Gilman observed two stylistic camps among the top reds, one epitomized by Lafite that is suave and seductive from the get-go, and another, more structured style requiring bottle aging, embodied by Latour and Petrus.
Views: There is a certain seductive symmetry to this move.
In this fresco, a pile of martial armor offers a pillow for the reclining figure of Peace, who in seductive repose turns a receptive ear and extends an olive branch to the viewer.
At least Bardem acknowledges that he has a certain seductive intensity.
The cookies sound wonderful and the Vegetarian Kasha Varnishkas sound truly delicious, but the thing that really sounds seductive is the buckwheat pancakes.
My favourite sex writing is the writing that like Lisa Moore’s Open or Degrees of Nakedness is real sex in seductive portions (the sensuous particulars Richard and Russell describe); Moore offers details and they read like morsels of a slow, blindfolded meal.
Mr. Nishimura will be joined by actress Eihi Shiina, who plays an evil zombie queen in the movie but is best-known as the seductive, menacing Asami in Takashi Miike's cult classic "Audition."
In the meantime, does anyone have suggestions for a word as seductive as "rapture" to describe the vision of a sustainable, heavenly future here on earth?
No one I’ve actually gamed with has found that call seductive no matter how much minutiae gets published.
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