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 for attractiveness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or
           something that attracts; "her personality held a strange
           attraction for him" [syn: attraction, attractiveness]
      2: sexual allure [ant: unattractiveness]

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