Definition of seductive in English:



  • Tempting and attractive; enticing.

    ‘a seductive voice’
    • ‘The results are seductive and powerful and all the more dangerous as a consequence.’
    • ‘The latter have been seduced by big business with seductive talk of ‘saving the planet’.’
    • ‘The gesture was entirely practical, yet it was also deeply seductive.’
    • ‘These are rich, seductive, deeply sympathetic images aimed to counter tabloid stereotypes.’
    • ‘With enough seductive advertising, you could convince many people that night is day.’
    • ‘This line of argument is comforting and seductive, but not convincing.’
    • ‘It seems to be more talked about now, and minds are opening to the effectiveness of seductive selling.’
    • ‘Awesome and seductive, they undo the myth that contemporary art is unintelligible to all but the initiated.’
    • ‘Some designers have gone further by experimenting with sheer fabrics to add a seductive appeal.’
    • ‘Our modern capitalist world makes it all the more seductive to shirk the responsibility of cooking.’
    • ‘The idea of superiority is the most seductive notion ever visited upon the human life.’
    • ‘I spent time writing a song that was designed to be for a techno beat and the lyrics were tantalizing and seductive.’
    • ‘Visions of Shanghai and Singapore provide seductive images and useful rhetoric.’
    • ‘His voice dropped to a seductive whisper and Dawn felt it all the way to her toes.’
    • ‘I can understand how seductive the idea is for someone who is less fortunate.’
    • ‘Your sculpted physique and mastery of seductive poetry is simply overwhelming.’
    • ‘It has a seductive scent and nourishes skin without making it sticky.’
    • ‘The combination of light and colour produces a seductive landscape that humanity has fashioned for its own ends.’
    • ‘This is seductive as sentiment but far from persuasive as argument.’
    • ‘They have a beauty all their own, a seductive, sexy, sinuous swiftness that puts everything else in the sea to shame.’
    sexy, sexually arousing, sexually exciting, alluring, tempting, suggestive, tantalizing, fascinating, ravishing, captivating, bewitching, immodest, shameless, erotic, sensuous, sultry, slinky, passionate, raunchy, steamy, coquettish, amorous, flirtatious, provocative, come-hither
    attractive, appealing, inviting, alluring, tempting, enticing, beguiling, engaging, winning, irresistible
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Mid 18th century: from seduction, on the pattern of pairs such as induction, inductive.