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