Attractive At*tract"ive, a. [Cf. F. attractif.] 1. Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

2. Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing. ``Attractive graces.'' --Milton. ``Attractive eyes.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

Flowers of a livid yellow, or fleshy color, are most attractive to flies. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster] -- {At*tract"ive*ly}, adv. -- {At*tract"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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