Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Attractive (Page: 99)

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.
Attractive (Page: 99)

At*tract"ive, n. That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.

Speaks nothing but attractives and invitation. South.
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