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adjective     attractive pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    an attractive person is pleasant to look at, especially in a way that interests you sexually

    a stunningly attractive movie star

    1. a.
      something that is attractive is pleasant in some way

      a cozy cabin in a scenically attractive setting

      We saw a less attractive side of his personality that day.

  2. 2
    worth having, considering, or doing

    Of all the proposals we’ve seen, theirs is the least commercially attractive.

    attractive to:

    a company that will be increasingly attractive to investors

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noun [uncountable]


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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