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Tempting and attractive; enticing.‘a seductive voice’
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-hitherattractive, appealing, inviting, alluring, tempting, enticing, beguiling, engaging, winning, irresistibleView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Mid 18th century: from seduction, on the pattern of pairs such as induction, inductive.
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