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sex appeal

noun
1.
the ability to excite people sexually.
2.
immediate appeal or obvious potential to interest or excite others, as by appearance, style, or charm:
a house with no sex appeal.
Origin of sex appeal
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • Many ancient authors and scholiasts have commented upon the looseness and sex appeal of this dance.

    The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter
  • They don't appear there for sex appeal, or to win admiration.

  • The poignant sting of sex appeal had come home to her for the first time.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • Her indolent, half-disdainful manner sheathed a soft sensuousness that held the provocation of sex appeal.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • Nothing wrong when great magazines print no page or picture without its sex appeal?

British Dictionary definitions for sex appeal

sex appeal

noun
1.
the quality or power of attracting someone sexually
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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