Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Pleasing to the senses or mind, as by being beautiful.
  • adjective Interesting because of the likelihood of being advantageous or profitable.
  • adjective Having the power to attract.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the power or faculty of drawing in, to, or toward by mechanical agency or action.
  • Having the quality of attracting by inherent force; causing to gravitate to or toward: as, the attractive force of bodies.
  • Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; inviting; engaging; enticing.
  • noun That which draws or incites; allurement; charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing.
  • adjective Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing.
  • noun That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
  • adjective Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
  • adjective Pleasing or appealing to the senses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • adjective having power to arouse interest
  • adjective pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French attractif, from Late Latin attractivus.

Examples

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