attractive

[uh-trak-tiv]
adjective
1.
providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality.
2.
arousing interest or engaging one's thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price.
3.
having the quality of attracting.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English attractif (< Middle French) < Late Latin attractīvus of a medicine with drawing power. See attract, -ive

attractively, adverb
attractiveness, noun
superattractive, adjective
superattractively, adverb
superattractiveness, noun
unattractive, adjective
unattractively, adverb
unattractiveness, noun
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attractive (əˈtræktɪv)
 
adj
1.  appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
2.  arousing interest: an attractive opportunity
3.  possessing the ability to draw or pull: an attractive force
 
at'tractively
 
adv
 
at'tractiveness
 
n

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attractive
1530s, "absorptive," from Fr. attractif (14c.), from attract- (see attract). Meaning "having the quality of drawing people's eye or interest" is from 1580s; sense of "pleasing, alluring" is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
It is ok if you don't look pretty, but knowledge and kindhearted will make you charming and attractive as well.
The department offers an attractive teaching load and strong support for
  professional development.
Arrange so that the more attractive interior of the cake is showing.
Evergreen huckleberry is an elegant, much-branched, evergreen shrub with
  attractive leaves.
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