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English definition of “alluring”

alluring

adjective     /əˈljʊə.rɪŋ/ /-ˈlʊə-/ US  /-ˈlʊr-/
attractive or exciting : I didn't find the prospect of a house with no electricity very alluring. She was wearing a most alluring dress at Sam's dinner party .AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant alluringly     /-li/ adverb AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
(Definition of alluring adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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