Definition of seductive in English:

seductive

adjective

  • Tempting and attractive; enticing.

    ‘a seductive voice’
    • ‘Some designers have gone further by experimenting with sheer fabrics to add a seductive appeal.’
    • ‘These are rich, seductive, deeply sympathetic images aimed to counter tabloid stereotypes.’
    • ‘I spent time writing a song that was designed to be for a techno beat and the lyrics were tantalizing and seductive.’
    • ‘Our modern capitalist world makes it all the more seductive to shirk the responsibility of cooking.’
    • ‘Awesome and seductive, they undo the myth that contemporary art is unintelligible to all but the initiated.’
    • ‘They have a beauty all their own, a seductive, sexy, sinuous swiftness that puts everything else in the sea to shame.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is seductive as sentiment but far from persuasive as argument.’
    • ‘This line of argument is comforting and seductive, but not convincing.’
    • ‘The results are seductive and powerful and all the more dangerous as a consequence.’
    • ‘His voice dropped to a seductive whisper and Dawn felt it all the way to her toes.’
    • ‘The idea of superiority is the most seductive notion ever visited upon the human life.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Your sculpted physique and mastery of seductive poetry is simply overwhelming.’
    • ‘I can understand how seductive the idea is for someone who is less fortunate.’
    • ‘The combination of light and colour produces a seductive landscape that humanity has fashioned for its own ends.’
    • ‘It seems to be more talked about now, and minds are opening to the effectiveness of seductive selling.’
    • ‘The gesture was entirely practical, yet it was also deeply seductive.’
    attractive, appealing, inviting, alluring, tempting, enticing, beguiling, engaging, winning, irresistible
    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
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

seductive

/səˈdəktiv/