What is attractive?

  • (adj): Having power to arouse interest.
    Example: "An attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "attractive":

  • (adj): Pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm.
    Example: "A remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"
  • (adj): Having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull.
    Example: "An attractive force"
    Synonyms: magnetic

Famous quotes containing the word attractive:

    It is a tribute to the peculiar horror of contemporary life that it makes the worst features of earlier times—the stupefaction of the masses, the obsessed and driven lives of the bourgeoisie—seem attractive by comparison.
    Christopher Lasch (b. 1932)

    The intellect,—that is miraculous! Who has it, has the talisman: his skin and bones, though they were of the color of night, are transparent, and the everlasting stars shine through, with attractive beams.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    ... a family I know ... bought an acre in the country on which to build a house. For many years, while they lacked the money to build, they visited the site regularly and picnicked on a knoll, the site’s most attractive feature. They liked so much to visualize themselves as always there, that when they finally built they put the house on the knoll. But then the knoll was gone. Somehow they had not realized they would destroy it and lose it by supplanting it with themselves.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)