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alluring

[uh-loo r-ing] /əˈlʊər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.
2.
fascinating; charming.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; allure1 + -ing2
Related forms
alluringly, adverb
alluringness, noun
unalluring, adjective
unalluringly, adverb
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alluring

/əˈljʊərɪŋ; əˈlʊə-/
adjective
1.
enticing; fascinating; attractive
Derived Forms
alluringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un alluring
alluring
1530s, "action of attracting," verbal noun formed from allure (q.v.). As a prp. adj. meaning "appealing to desires" it is attested from 1570s.
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