(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. appealing, alluring, cordial, tempting, attractive, winning, winsome, captivating, agreeable, engaging, open, encouraging, delightful, pleasing, enticing, persuasive, magnetic, fascinating, intriguing, provocative, bewitching; see also charming .
Ant. repellent, repulsive, forbidding.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
alluring, enticing, tempting, attractive, captivating, magnetic, seductive, appealing, welcoming, beguiling.
ANT.: repulsive, repellent, forbidding
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Tending to seduce: alluring, bewitching, come-hither, enticing, inveigling, luring, seductive, siren, tempting, witching. See LIKE, PERSUASION, SEX.

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