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Dictionary Definition

attractiveness

Noun

1 the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him" [syn: attraction]
2 a beauty that appeals to the senses [ant: unattractiveness]

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English

Etymology

Noun

  1. The state of being attractive or engaging.

Synonyms

Translations

state of being attractive or engaging

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Extensive Definition

Attractiveness, attractive quality or atraction refer to a quality to be the cause of the emotion of attraction in a person. An attraction emotion is an interest or desire in something or someone.
The term "attraction" may also refer to the object of the attraction itself, as in "tourist attraction".

Visual attractiveness

Visual attractiveness or visual appeal is attractiveness produced primarily by visual stimuli.

Eye candy

A common slang for visual appeal is eye candy.
This term has been applied to visual effects in film, computer games and user interfaces; it often adds little to the overall plot, game play, or interface, and people have criticized developers who rely on eye candy too much. However, it is equally important to have some form of eye candy in most games, as it adds a sense of realism.
It is also used to refer to actors cast solely for the visual enjoyment of the audience, e.g., for their sex appeal. Something or someone who competently fills a role as well as looking good may also be referred to as eye candy as a compliment.

Physical attractiveness

Physical attractiveness is the perception of the physical traits of an individual human person as pleasing or beautiful. It can include various implications, such as sexual attractiveness, cuteness, and physique. Judgment of attractiveness of physical traits is partly universal to all human cultures, partly dependent on culture or society or time period, and partly a matter of individual subjective preference.

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