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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attractive  \At*tract"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  attractif.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  or  quality  of  attracting  or  drawing;  as 
  the  attractive  force  of  bodies.  --Sir  I.  Newton. 
 
  2.  Attracting  or  drawing  by  moral  influence  or  pleasurable 
  emotion;  alluring;  inviting;  pleasing.  ``Attractive 
  graces.''  --Milton.  ``Attractive  eyes.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  Flowers  of  a  livid  yellow,  or  fleshy  color,  are  most 
  attractive  to  flies.  --Lubbock. 
  --  {At*tract"ive*ly},  adv  --  {At*tract"ive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attractive  \At*tract"ive\,  n. 
  That  which  attracts  or  draws;  an  attraction;  an  allurement. 
 
  Speaks  nothing  but  attractives  and  invitation.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attractive 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {unattractive}] 
  2:  having  power  to  arouse  interest;  "an  attractive 
  opportunity";  "the  job  is  attractive  because  of  the  pay" 
  3:  (physics)  having  the  properties  of  a  magnet;  the  ability  to 
  draw  or  pull  "an  attractive  force";  "the  knife  hung  on  a 
  magnetic  board"  [syn:  {attractive(a)},  {magnetic}]  [ant:  {repulsive(a)}] 




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