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attractive

at·trac·tive

attractive

 
pronunciation:
traek tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having qualities that draw others; having the power of attraction.
He had a special charm and sense of humor that women found attractive.It's an attractive garden with flowers of many colors.Setting up a shop of her own was an attractive idea to her.
synonyms:
appealing, charming, engaging, winning, winsome
antonyms:
forbidding, repellent, repugnant
similar words:
agreeable, catching, comely, desirable, enchanting, fascinating, handsome, inviting, magnetic, nice, prepossessing, pretty, taking
definition 2: able to gain the attention or admiration of another because of appealing qualities of mind or body.
She's attractive enough to be a model.
synonyms:
appealing, captivating, fetching, good-looking, handsome, pretty
antonyms:
homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unattractive, unsightly
similar words:
agreeable, beautiful, becoming, catching, charming, comely, cute, foxy, lovely, luscious, nice, personable, picturesque, sexy, stunning
derivations: attractively (adv.), attractiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word attractive contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).