Attractive vs. Beautiful

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  • Attractive (adjective)

    Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.

  • Attractive (adjective)

    Having the power of alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.

    "That's a very attractive offer."

  • Attractive (adjective)

    Pleasing or appealing to the senses, especially of the opposite sex.

    "He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure."

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    Attractive and possessing beauty.

    "Anyone who has ever met her thought she was absolutely beautiful."

    "There's a beautiful lake by the town."

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    Pleasant; clear.

    "It's beautiful outside, let's go for a walk."

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    Well executed.

    "The skater performed a beautiful axel."

Oxford Dictionary
  • Attractive (adjective)

    Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies.

  • Attractive (adjective)

    Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing.

  • Attractive (noun)

    That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind.

Webster Dictionary
  • Attractive (adjective)

    pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm;

    "a remarkably attractive young man"

    "an attractive personality"

    "attractive clothes"

    "a book with attractive illustrations"

  • Attractive (adjective)

    having power to arouse interest;

    "an attractive opportunity"

    "the job is attractive because of the pay"

  • Attractive (adjective)

    having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull;

    "an attractive force"

    "the knife hung on a magnetic board"

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration;

    "a beautiful child"

    "beautiful country"

    "a beautiful painting"

    "a beautiful theory"

    "a beautiful party"

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    aesthetically pleasing

  • Beautiful (adjective)

    (of weather) highly enjoyable;

    "what a beautiful day"

Princeton's WordNet

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