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at·trac·tive

attractive

 
 
pronunciation:
traek tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having qualities that attract people.
Her smile and her cheerfulness are what make her an attractive person.With its brown walls and tiny windows, the room wasn't very attractive.
synonyms:
charming, winning
antonyms:
repellent
similar words:
agreeable, desirable, enchanting, fascinating, magnetic, nice, pretty
definition 2: able to gain the attention or admiration of others because of having nice looks.
My dad says my mom is a very attractive woman.
synonyms:
pretty
antonyms:
homely, plain, ugly, unsightly
similar words:
agreeable, beautiful, becoming, charming, lovely, nice, picturesque
derivations: attractively (adv.), attractiveness (n.)
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The word attractive contains the following parts:
at- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix at- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "t," such as "tract" and "ten, tin, tain." See ad-.
tract Latin root that means draw, pull
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive, effusion).