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

unattractive (ˌʌnəˈtræktɪv)
 
adj
1.  not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
2.  not arousing interest: an unattractive proposition

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unattractive
1775, from un- (1) "not" + attractive (see attract).

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
She replaced unattractive windows on two sides with pivoting shutters.
If the labels are torn or unattractive, remove them and give the cans several
  coats of paint, letting it dry between coats.
Too much is overdeveloped, with large, often unattractive resorts.
Not a telephone dating service for unattractive people.
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