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Meaning of “attractive” in the English Dictionary

"attractive" in British English

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attractiveadjective

uk   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 ​colourschemeB2 causinginterest 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 ​widerrange of ​people.

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attractively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She always ​dresses very attractively. Their ​house is attractively ​decorated.
attractiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
her attractiveness to men High ​mortgagerates 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 ​joboffer. 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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