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English noun: attraction

1. attraction (phenomenon) the force by which one object attracts another


Synonymsattractive force


Broader (hypernym)force


Narrower (hyponym)affinity, bond, chemical bond, gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force, gravity, magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism, van der Waal's forces


Antonymsrepulsion, repulsive force

2. attraction (communication) an entertainment that is offered to the public


Broader (hypernym)show


Narrower (hyponym)counterattraction, travelog, travelogue

3. attraction (attribute) the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts


SamplesHer personality held a strange attraction for him.


Synonymsattractiveness


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)affinity, allure, allurement, binding, come-on, drawing power, enticement, fascination, lure, sexual attraction, show-stopper, showstopper, temptingness

4. attraction (cognition) a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts


SamplesFlowers are an attractor for bees.


Synonymsattracter, attractive feature, attractor, magnet


Broader (hypernym)characteristic, feature


Narrower (hyponym)attention, tourist attraction

5. attraction (person) an entertainer who attracts large audiences


SamplesHe was the biggest drawing card they had.


Synonymsattracter, attractor, draw, drawing card


Broader (hypernym)entertainer









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