Definition of alluring in English:



  • Powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating; seductive.

    ‘the town offers alluring shops and restaurants’
    • ‘You go to a newsagent and there are pictures of women in very alluring poses.’
    • ‘When the lighting is right, beautiful houses look even more alluring at night than they do during the day.’
    • ‘This story tells of a renowned German music professor who falls in love with an alluring Brazilian woman whom he met on Atlantic Avenue in Copacabana.’
    • ‘The idea of sharing Christmas cheer surrounded by warm sands and crashing surf sounded wonderfully alluring.’
    • ‘I'm looking forward to getting a real taste of this incredibly alluring lifestyle.’
    • ‘They strike poses, flash winning smiles and try to make themselves look as alluring as possible.’
    • ‘The census report and the Great Exhibition of 1851 offered the alluring prospect that Britain would become rich.’
    • ‘Madeline had chosen a tasteful yet alluring little black dress for Elizabeth to wear.’
    • ‘She had to remember that he was as dangerous as he was alluring.’
    • ‘Such entertainments offered alluring images of appealing stars surrounded by an abundance of consumer goods.’
    • ‘The petals felt as satiny as my aunt's wedding gown, and smelled as alluring as her perfume.’
    • ‘This is the perfect time of the year to travel to what has to be one of the world's most exotic and alluring islands.’
    • ‘Jane smiled at him with a newly found boldness that he found very alluring.’
    • ‘Becky, working as a governess, resorts to her good looks and alluring personality to move up in society.’
    enticing, tempting, attractive, appealing, fetching, inviting, glamorous, captivating, seductive
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