attractive

Anybody or anything that's attractive is visually pleasing or draws you in.

Being attractive has to do with attracting others, one way or another. If you're talking about a magnet, that's a literal, physical kind of attraction. For people, being attractive usually means you're beautiful or handsome enough to pull in the attention of others. But having a great personality or a good job are attractive traits, too. If someone offered to give you something valuable for a good price, you could also say, "That's an attractive offer" — meaning it's tempting.

Definitions of attractive
  1. adjective
    pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
    “a remarkably attractive young man”
    “an attractive personality”
    attractive clothes”
    “a book with attractive illustrations”
    Synonyms:
    bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating
    capturing interest as if by a spell
    charismatic, magnetic
    possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
    cunning, cute
    attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
    dinky
    (British informal) pretty and neat
    engaging, piquant
    attracting or delighting
    fetching, taking, winning
    very attractive; capturing interest
    glossy, showy
    superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense
    hypnotic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, spellbinding
    attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    irresistible
    overpoweringly attractive
    personable
    (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality
    photogenic
    looking attractive in photographs
    prepossessing
    creating a favorable impression
    winsome
    charming in a childlike or naive way
    beautiful
    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    inviting
    attractive and tempting
    pleasing
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
    seductive
    tending to entice into a desired action or state
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    Antonyms:
    unattractive
    lacking beauty or charm
    homely, plain
    lacking in physical beauty or proportion
    subfusc
    devoid of brightness or appeal
    unprepossessing, unpresentable
    creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
    ugly
    displeasing to the senses
    uninviting
    neither attractive nor tempting
    unseductive
    not seductive
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  2. adjective
    having power to arouse interest
    “an attractive opportunity”
    “the job is attractive because of the pay”
    Synonyms:
    appealing
    able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
  3. adjective
    having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
    “an attractive force”
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    Antonyms:
    repulsive
    possessing the ability to repel
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