alluring

[[t]əljʊ͟ərɪŋ, AM əl'ʊrɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
Someone or something that is alluring is very attractive.

Why are the contents of the next person's shopping trolley always more alluring than one's own?

...the most alluring city in South-East Asia.

Syn:
interesting, fascinating
Derived words:
alluringly ADV-GRADED ADV after v, ADV adj/adv

She turned and smiled alluringly at Douglas.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • alluring — alluring; un·alluring; …   English syllables

  • Alluring — Al*lur ing, a. That allures; attracting; charming; tempting. {Al*lur ing*ly}, adv. {Al*lur ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alluring — index attractive, provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • alluring — attractive, charming, fascinating, bewitching, enchanting, captivating (see under ATTRACT vb) Analogous words: lovely, fair, *beautiful, pretty, bonny: seductive, enticing, tempting, luring (see corresponding verbs at LURE): beguiling, delusive… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • alluring — [adj] attractive beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enticing, magnetic, seductive, tempting, winning; concepts 529,579 …   New thesaurus

  • alluring — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive; tempting. DERIVATIVES alluringly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • alluring — [ə loor′iŋ, aloor′iŋ] adj. tempting strongly; highly attractive; charming alluringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • alluring — {{11}}alluring (adj.) appealing to desires, 1570s, prp. adjective from ALLURE (Cf. allure) (v.). Related: Alluringly. {{12}}alluring (n.) 1530s, action of attracting, verbal noun from ALLURE (Cf. allure) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • alluring — adjective highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire an alluring prospect her alluring smile the voice was low and beguiling difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement a tempting invitation • Syn: ↑beguiling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alluring — Allure Al*lure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alluring}.] [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a (L. ad) + leurre lure. See {Lure}.] To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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