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Definition of "seductive" [se•duc•tive]

  • Tending to seduce; alluring: "his sad and fastidious but ever seductive Irish voice” ( John Fowles). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seductive" in a sentence
  • "One piece of evidence for this is the way in which welfare reform is discussed, and the reappearance of Victorian ideas about poverty – what he calls the "seductive language" of "deserving" and "undeserving" poor."
  • "In his subscription newsletter, Gilman observed two stylistic camps among the top reds, one epitomized by Lafite that is suave and seductive from the get-go, and another, more structured style requiring bottle aging, embodied by Latour and Petrus."
  • "Views: There is a certain seductive symmetry to this move."