1 attractive, nice-looking, good-looking, inviting.
2 personable.
1 attraction, appeal, charm, grace.
2 attractor, attracter.
3 attraction, turnon, turn-on.
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1 attractive, charming, appealing
nombre masculino atractivo
1 attraction, charm, appeal
el nuevo modelo tiene mucho atractivo the new model is very attractive
nombre masculino
1 attraction, charm, appeal
el nuevo modelo tiene mucho atractivo the new model is very attractive
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1. (f. - atractiva)
2. noun m.
attraction, appeal
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ADJ attractive
SM attractiveness, appeal
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-va adjetivo attractive
masculino charm, attractiveness

tiene mucho atractivo — she's very charming

el mayor atractivo de la ciudad — the city's main attraction o appeal

la oferta no tiene ningún atractivo para mí — I don't find the offer at all attractive

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-va adjetivo attractive
masculino charm, attractiveness

tiene mucho atractivo — she's very charming

el mayor atractivo de la ciudad — the city's main attraction o appeal

la oferta no tiene ningún atractivo para mí — I don't find the offer at all attractive

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1 = appeal, attractiveness, beauty, allure, drawing power, draw, pull factor, attraction, turn-on.

Ex: Indeed, if they are not successful in finding ways of renewing their original purpose and appeal, they are on their way to dissolution and displacement.

Ex: It is therefore one of the librarian's prime tasks to preserve the attractiveness of the stock for as long as possible.
Ex: The digital form in which we will send information through the network is one of the beauties of modern technology.
Ex: The article is entitled 'The perilous allure of moral imperativism'.
Ex: Nearly all librarians were enthusiastic about the drawing power of public access computers in spite of the drawbacks such as theft, noise and crowding.
Ex: The draw of earning up to 30 pounds per cadaver without risking life or limb proved too tempting for some of the more barbarous resurrectionists, however, leading them to commit murder.
Ex: Unsurprisingly such misuse is triggered by push factors, such as fear of failure, and also pull factors, such as ease of use and the ubiquitous cut and paste.
Ex: Subject-type title indexes have two important attractions.
Ex: Dr. James Houran discusses the different ways men and women show affection and addresses the top turn-ons and turn-offs with men and women.
* atractivo de la novedad = novelty appeal, novelty value.
* atractivo físico = physical attractiveness, physical appeal.
* atractivo novedoso = novelty appeal.
* atractivo sexual = sexiness, mojo, sex appeal.
* atractivo visual = visual appeal.
* perder el atractivo = lose + Posesivo + allure, lose + Posesivo + savour.

2 = attractive, glamorous, glossy [glossier -comp., glossiest -sup.], inviting, appetising [appetizing, -USA], handsome [handsomer -comp., handsomest -sup.], engaging, dashing, personable, arresting, magnetic, enticing, good looking, winning, appealing, endearing, fancied, sizzling, glam, comely [comelier -comp., comeliest -sup.].

Ex: A particularly attractive feature of the notation is the expressiveness of the notation.

Ex: Service is perhaps not a very glamorous concept, but we are nevertheless a service profession = El servicio quizás no es un concepto muy atractivo, pero no obstante somos una profesión dedicada al servicio.
Ex: On the other hand, credibility relates less to glossy brochure futuristics than to tested areas of application.
Ex: An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
Ex: This is not a very appetizing thought for anyone who wishes to play a key role in the operations of the library.
Ex: All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
Ex: The interview went smoothly; the committee was impressed by her knowledge of the current library scene, her enthusiasm, and her engaging personality.
Ex: Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
Ex: Mr Berman, who is a very personable and enthusiastic librarian, certainly comes across.
Ex: It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
Ex: It is the duty of the library staff to make the institution magnetic.
Ex: The article 'Library scavenger hunts: a way out of the bewilderness' describes the use of library scavenger hunts to teach high school and college students research strategies and to make library use both enticing and enriching.
Ex: Our library and some others have prevailed upon a local vendor to prepare good looking, durable packaging for cassettes which makes them perfectly accommodative to the ordinary bookshelves.
Ex: Basically it is more tangible and exciting for retailers to develop new products, decorate stores, design Web sites, and create winning advertisements than it is for them to struggle to set prices that will mean profits.
Ex: The author offers some suggestions, somewhat 'tongue in cheek', to make the game more appealing for spectators.
Ex: Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.
Ex: The convention failed to reach an agreement on any of the more fancied candidates.
Ex: He had a sizzling, electric stage presence.
Ex: Ponytails are becoming glam, says the New York Times.
Ex: He went in the tavern wearing an eye patch, crying 'ahoy, matey!' and eying the comely wenches.
* de un modo atractivo = appealingly.
* hacer atractivo = endear.
* parecer atractivo = look + attractive.
* poco atractivo = off-putting, unattractive, unglamorous, uninviting, unappealing.
* resultar atractivo = prove + attractive.
* ser atractivo = look + attractive, be popular in appeal.
* sin atractivo = unattractive.

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atractivo1 -va
tiene mucho atractivo she's very charming
es feo, ignorante, totalmente sin atractivos he's ugly, ignorant, he doesn't have a single redeeming feature o there isn't a single good thing about him
el mayor atractivo de la ciudad the city's main attraction o appeal
la oferta no tiene ningún atractivo para mí the offer doesn't attract me o appeal to me in the least, I don't find the offer at all attractive
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atractivo 1
-va adjetivo

atractivo 2 sustantivo masculino
a) (encanto) charm, attractiveness;

tiene mucho atractivo she's very charming;

el mayor atractivo de la ciudad the city's main attraction o appeal
b) (interés) appeal;

para mí viajar no tiene ningún atractivo travel holds no appeal to me

I adjetivo attractive, appealing
II sustantivo masculino attraction, appeal
'atractivo' also found in these entries:
- atractiva
- duende
- encanto
- escultural
- flamante
- graciosa
- gracioso
- irresistible
- magnetismo
- mayor
- sexy
- simpatía
- sugestiva
- sugestivo
- tenerse
- arrastre
- bien
- bueno
- desmejorado
- embrujo
- hechizo
- appealing
- attraction
- attractive
- comely
- desirable
- dishy
- engaging
- enticing
- flair
- glamorous
- homely
- inviting
- lure
- plain
- prepossessing
- selling point
- sex-appeal
- sexiness
- unappealing
- unattractive
- unattractiveness
- endearing
- fetching
- uninviting
- unprepossessing
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atractivo, -a
[de persona] attractiveness, charm; [de cosa] attraction;
tener atractivo to be attractive;
su rostro tiene un atractivo especial her face has a special charm;
tu plan tiene muchos atractivos your plan has a lot of points in its favour;
tiene el atractivo añadido de ser gratis it has the added attraction o advantage of being free
atractivo sexual sex appeal
* * *
I adj attractive
II m appeal, attraction
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atractivo, -va adj
: attractive
atractivo nm
: attraction, appeal, charm
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atractivo1 adj attractive
es muy atractivo he's very attractive
atractivo2 n
1. (cosa que atrae) attraction
el atractivo principal the main attraction
2. (interés) appeal
este pueblo es de gran atractivo turístico this village has great appeal for tourists

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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