Definition of attractiveness in English:



  • 1The quality of being pleasing or appealing to the senses:

    ‘this scheme could enhance the attractiveness of the area’
    • ‘Impressively made, but visual attractiveness does not a movie make.’
    • ‘This level of attractiveness seemed to catch the eye of the people who used to pour scorn on video games and those who played them.’
    • ‘I am impressed by the aesthetics and functional utility of their cover designs, and the attractiveness of their promotional materials.’
    • ‘This picture does not do justice to the attractiveness of all the boats and yachts that are anchored in this area.’
    • ‘What are editors' attitudes and perceptions toward graphics and design with respect to the attractiveness of their online editions?’
    • ‘Overemphasizing the attractiveness of the device and hiding the functionality can cause problems.’
    • ‘You can enhance the attractiveness of something by adding ornamental details.’
    • ‘A dung-free landscape can only improve the attractiveness of the park.’
    • ‘These cards are more likely to be retained rather than thrown away, given the attractiveness of the images.’
    • ‘Aside from the film's aesthetic attractiveness, it also had an original rockin' soundtrack.’
    1. 1.1 (in a person) the quality of being appealing or sexually alluring to look at:
      ‘my aunt did not marry until late in life in spite of her attractiveness’
      ‘she was aware of her husband's magnetic attractiveness to women’
      • ‘He was still nervous around girls, still unsure of his attractiveness.’
      • ‘They do not adopt an overtly political stance or contradict the precept that physical attractiveness equals romantic appeal.’
      • ‘Even a level of general attractiveness can affect one's place in a culture.’
      • ‘After that, I had another three minutes of pure awe over his attractiveness.’
      • ‘He had his natural attractiveness turned off, as usual.’
      • ‘The physical attractiveness of the young performers makes the ravages of the disease—gaping sores weeping blood—all the more terrible to behold.’
      • ‘Thematically their interactions deal with alcoholism and the diminishing attractiveness of an aging woman.’
      • ‘There was a subtle attractiveness to her, and I think that that was the one thing that made me fall for her.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, her attractiveness is the source of much unhappiness.’
      • ‘In highlighting the 'feminine' ideal of attractiveness, advertisements often show females in positions that emphasize their looks.’
    2. 1.2 The possession of qualities or features that arouse interest:
      ‘the new agreements will enhance the city 's attractiveness to overseas investors’
      • ‘To understand the attractiveness and influence of the frontier, it is necessary to consider the stories that were told about it.’
      • ‘The stability of the political system affects the attractiveness of a particular national market.’
      • ‘He contents himself with a class analysis of the attractiveness of the sport to yuppie parents.’
      • ‘Strategies to nurture the party's attractiveness to blocs of non-white voters will be increasingly important as the population changes.’
      • ‘The marketer's task is to persuade people to make a transaction on the basis of the product's features, price, and attractiveness.’
      • ‘I seem to be insinuating the possibility and attractiveness of an ideology that will analyze social ills on a transcendental plane.’
      • ‘Austen emphasizes the attractiveness of wealth by making Mary Crawford the first of her rich women to be a fully rounded and appealing character.’
      • ‘They support a more thoughtful development of the waterfront site that would enhance its urban attractiveness.’
      • ‘Low levels of public services, combined with historically low levels of educational attainment, limit the attractiveness for business.’
      • ‘The digipak presentation adds to the overall attractiveness of this release.’