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English definition of “seductive”

seductive

adjective uk   /sɪˈdʌk.tɪv/ us  

seductive adjective (PERSUADING)

intended to seduce someone: It was a seductive black evening dress. She gave him a seductive look.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky

seductive adjective (ATTRACTING)

making you want to do, have, or believe something, because of seeming attractive: Television confronts the viewer with a succession of glittering and seductive images. The argument that sanctions should be given more time to work is seductive but fatally flawed.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
seductively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheekyAttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
seductiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abductionAttracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
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