Definition of seductive in English:

seductive

adjective

  • Tempting and attractive; enticing.

    ‘a seductive voice’
    • ‘These are rich, seductive, deeply sympathetic images aimed to counter tabloid stereotypes.’
    • ‘The idea of superiority is the most seductive notion ever visited upon the human life.’
    • ‘Awesome and seductive, they undo the myth that contemporary art is unintelligible to all but the initiated.’
    • ‘His voice dropped to a seductive whisper and Dawn felt it all the way to her toes.’
    • ‘It seems to be more talked about now, and minds are opening to the effectiveness of seductive selling.’
    • ‘This line of argument is comforting and seductive, but not convincing.’
    • ‘The combination of light and colour produces a seductive landscape that humanity has fashioned for its own ends.’
    • ‘Our modern capitalist world makes it all the more seductive to shirk the responsibility of cooking.’
    • ‘The results are seductive and powerful and all the more dangerous as a consequence.’
    • ‘I can understand how seductive the idea is for someone who is less fortunate.’
    • ‘It has a seductive scent and nourishes skin without making it sticky.’
    • ‘I spent time writing a song that was designed to be for a techno beat and the lyrics were tantalizing and seductive.’
    • ‘They have a beauty all their own, a seductive, sexy, sinuous swiftness that puts everything else in the sea to shame.’
    • ‘The gesture was entirely practical, yet it was also deeply seductive.’
    • ‘With enough seductive advertising, you could convince many people that night is day.’
    • ‘This is seductive as sentiment but far from persuasive as argument.’
    • ‘Some designers have gone further by experimenting with sheer fabrics to add a seductive appeal.’
    • ‘The latter have been seduced by big business with seductive talk of ‘saving the planet’.’
    • ‘Visions of Shanghai and Singapore provide seductive images and useful rhetoric.’
    • ‘Your sculpted physique and mastery of seductive poetry is simply overwhelming.’
    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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Origin

Mid 18th century: from seduction, on the pattern of pairs such as induction, inductive.

Pronunciation

seductive

/sɪˈdʌktɪv/