♦ attractive

♦ attractive
♦ attractive /əˈtræktɪv/
a.
1 che attira; attraente; allettante; invitante: an attractive idea, un'idea che attira; an attractive price, un prezzo allettante
2 (di persona) attraente; affascinante
3 (fis.) attrattivo; d'attrazione: attractive power, forza d'attrazione
● (leg.) attractive nuisance, cosa attraente ma potenzialmente pericolosa (spec. per un bambino)
attractively
avv.
1 in modo attraente
2 (fis.) attrattivamente
attractiveness
n. [u]
1 attrattiva; bellezza; fascino
2 (fis.) forza d'attrazione.

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