at|trac´tive|ness

at|trac´tive|ness
at|trac|tive «uh TRAK tihv», adjective.
1. winning attention and liking; pleasing: »

She wore an attractive hat to the party.…unlike her sister, she was unusually attractive (Theodore Dreiser).

SYNONYM(S): charming, alluring, engaging.
2. attracting: »

Magnets have great attractive power for iron filings.

at|trac´tive|ly, adverb.
at|trac´tive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • un´at|trac´tive|ness — un|at|trac|tive «UHN uh TRAK tihv», adjective. not attractive; plain; homely. –un´at|trac´tive|ly, adverb. –un´at|trac´tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • at|trac´tive|ly — at|trac|tive «uh TRAK tihv», adjective. 1. winning attention and liking; pleasing: »She wore an attractive hat to the party.…unlike her sister, she was unusually attractive (Theodore Dreiser). SYNONYM(S): charming, alluring, engaging. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at|trac|tive — «uh TRAK tihv», adjective. 1. winning attention and liking; pleasing: »She wore an attractive hat to the party.…unlike her sister, she was unusually attractive (Theodore Dreiser). SYNONYM(S): charming, alluring, engaging. 2. attracting: »Magnets… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un´at|trac´tive|ly — un|at|trac|tive «UHN uh TRAK tihv», adjective. not attractive; plain; homely. –un´at|trac´tive|ly, adverb. –un´at|trac´tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|at|trac|tive — «UHN uh TRAK tihv», adjective. not attractive; plain; homely. –un´at|trac´tive|ly, adverb. –un´at|trac´tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • tive — ab·duc·tive; ab·duc·tive·ly; ab·er·ra·tive; ab·re·ac·tive; ab·sorp·tive; ab·strac·tive; ac·cel·er·a·tive; ac·com·mo·da·tive; ac·cre·tive; ac·cul·tur·a·tive; ac·cu·mu·la·tive; ac·quis·i·tive; ac·quis·i·tive·ness; adapt·a·tive; ad·duc·tive;… …   English syllables

  • trac — am·trac; at·trac·tion; at·trac·tion·al·ly; at·trac·tor; con·trac·til·i·ty; con·trac·tion; con·trac·tion·al; con·trac·tion·ist; con·trac·tive; con·trac·tor; con·trac·tu·al; con·trac·ture; con·trac·tus; de·trac·tion; de·trac·tive; de·trac·tor;… …   English syllables

  • attractive — at|trac|tive [ ə træktıv ] adjective *** 1. ) an attractive person is pleasant to look at, especially in a way that interests you sexually: a stunningly attractive movie star a ) something that is attractive is pleasant in some way: a cozy cabin… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unattractive — un|at|trac|tive [ ,ʌnə træktıv ] adjective 1. ) with an ugly appearance: a very unattractive building 2. ) unpleasant or not enjoyable: I now faced the unattractive prospect of a 12 hour bus trip. ╾ un|at|trac|tive|ly adverb ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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