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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 schemeAttractiveSexual 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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