allurement


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al·lure

 (ə-lo͝or′)
v. al·lured, al·lur·ing, al·lures
v.tr.
To attract with something desirable; entice: Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.
v.intr.
To be highly, often subtly attractive: charms that still allure.
n.
The power to attract; enticement.

[Middle English aluren, from Old French alurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + loirre, bait (of Germanic origin).]

al·lure′ment n.
al·lur′er n.
al·lur′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allurement - attractivenessallurement - attractiveness; "its allurement was its remoteness"
enticement, temptation - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
2.allurement - the power to entice or attract through personal charmallurement - the power to entice or attract through personal charm
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
invitation - a tempting allurement; "she was an invitation to trouble"
3.allurement - the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)allurement - the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
enticement, temptation - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"

allurement

noun
2. Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward:
Translations

allurement

nAnziehungskraft f, → Reiz m
References in classic literature ?
Her sea-blue eyes were full of soft laughter and allurement.
I, as I undertook, and with the vote Consenting in full frequence was impowered, Have found him, viewed him, tasted him; but find Far other labour to be undergone Than when I dealt with Adam, first of men, Though Adam by his wife's allurement fell, However to this Man inferior far-- If he be Man by mother's side, at least With more than human gifts from Heaven adorned, Perfections absolute, graces divine, And amplitude of mind to greatest deeds.
The shareholders are led on by the allurement of an enormous bounty, for they value these rich shipwrecks at five hundred millions.
If, on the other side, it was not she--which was still quite possible--for the little light that remained rendered a mistake easy--might it not be the commencement of some plot against him through the allurement of this woman, for whom his love was known?
Felicity was too beautiful for words; and even the Story Girl, between excitement and the crimson silk array, blossomed out with a charm and allurement more potent than any regular loveliness-- and this in spite of the fact that Aunt Olivia had tabooed the red satin slippers and mercilessly decreed that stout shoes should be worn.
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; and make trouble for them, and keep them constantly engaged; hold out specious allurements, and make them rush to any given point.
Well, my dear Reginald, I have seen this dangerous creature, and must give you some description of her, though I hope you will soon be able to form your own judgment she is really excessively pretty; however you may choose to question the allurements of a lady no longer young, I must, for my own part, declare that I have seldom seen so lovely a woman as Lady Susan.
The regulation of the mere domestic police of a State appears to me to hold out slender allurements to ambition.
They were still talking of the dinner and the allurements of city life when Mrs.
If life promised no enjoyment within my vocation, at least it offered no allurements out of it; and henceforth I would put my shoulder to the wheel and toil away, like any poor drudge of a cart-horse that was fairly broken in to its labour, and plod through life, not wholly useless if not agreeable, and uncomplaining if not contented with my lot.
As to Porthos, all his attention was concentrated on the allurements of the breakfast table.
Will you leave him to the allurements of the world and the devil?