Origin of attractiveMiddle English from Late Latin attractivus
The definition of attractive is rousing interest and pleasure, especially in terms of physical looks.
George Clooney is an example of someone who many people consider attractive.
that attracts or has the power to attract; esp., pleasing, charming, pretty, handsome, etc.
- Pleasing to the senses or mind, as by being beautiful: plants with attractive flowers; an attractive painting.
- Interesting because of the likelihood of being advantageous or profitable: an attractive business deal.
- Having the power to attract: the attractive force of gravity.
(comparative more attractive, superlative most attractive)
From Middle French attractif, from Late Latin attractivus.
- The woman smiled, creating an attractive dimple at the corner of her mouth.
- Alondra was attractive in a delicate way - her features more refined.
- And being attractive hadn't improved her life much.
- In fact, the thing she found most attractive about Brandon was his smile.
- Our quiet mountain home was especially attractive and restful after the excitement and fatigue of our visit to the World's Fair.