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English definition of “attractive”

attractive

adjective     /əˈtræk.tɪv/
A2 very pleasing in appearance or sound : a very attractive young woman I find him very attractive (= he attracts me sexually ). attractive countryside an attractive colour scheme AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantCausing pleasure B2 causing interest or pleasure : Spending twelve hours on a plane isn't a very attractive (= pleasant ) prospect . an attractive offer (= an offer with benefits for me) We need to make the club attractive to a wider range of people .AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantCausing pleasure attractively     /-li/ adverb She always dresses very attractively. Their house is attractively decorated .AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant attractiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] her attractiveness to men High mortgage rates have decreased the attractiveness of home-owning.Sexual attractionAttractiveBeauty and attractiveness
(Definition of attractive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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