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"attractive" in British English

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attractiveadjective

uk   /əˈtræk.tɪv/ us   /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
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.

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attractively
adverb uk   /əˈtræk.tɪv.li/ us   /əˈtræk.tɪv.li/
She always dresses very attractively. Their house is attractively decorated.
attractiveness
noun [U] uk   /əˈtræk.tɪv.nəs/ us   /əˈtræk.tɪv.nəs/
her attractiveness to men High mortgage rates have decreased the attractiveness of home-owning.
(Definition of attractive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attractive" in American English

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attractiveadjective

us   /əˈtræk·tɪv/
causing interest or pleasure: They made me a very attractive job offer. They are an attractive family. One of the less attractive features of California is the threat of earthquakes.
attractively
adverb us   /əˈtræk·tɪv·li/
She likes to be attractively dressed.
(Definition of attractive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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