Definition of Attractive

1. Adjective. Pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm. "A book with attractive illustrations"




2. Adjective. Having power to arouse interest. "The job is attractive because of the pay"
Similar to: Appealing
Derivative terms: Attract, Attractiveness

3. Adjective. Having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull. "An attractive force"
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Attributes: Magnetic Attraction, Magnetic Force, Magnetism
Derivative terms: Attract
Antonyms: Repulsive

Definition of Attractive

1. a. Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies.

2. n. That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.

Definition of Attractive

1. Adjective. Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force. ¹

2. Adjective. Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing. ¹

3. Adjective. Pleasing or appealing to the senses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attractive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attractive

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attractances
attractancies
attractancy
attractant
attractants
attracted
attracter
attracters
attractile
attracting
attractingly
attraction
attraction sphere
attractions
attractive (current term)
attractive(a)
attractive feature
attractive force
attractive nuisance
attractive nuisances
attractively
attractiveness
attractivenesses
attractivity
attractor
attractors
attracts
attrahens
attrahent

Literary usage of Attractive

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Let us suppose that the force between two particles m and m' at the distance / is being reckoned positive when the force is attractive. ..."

2. A System of Analytic Mechanics by Benjamin Peirce (1855)
"If n== 1, the attractive force is inversely proportional to the cube of the radius vector, and the path is a logarithmic spiral, which was proved by NEWTON. ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The methyl group will exert upon the central carbon atom of this group an attractive force which will differ more from that of an ethyl group than would an ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"... till late at night, one could find, in the old basement laboratory, professors and students immersed in work. More than once he had attractive calls to ..."

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