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Definition of the noun allurement

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noun - plural: allurements

  1. attractiveness
    • example: its allurement was its remoteness
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: enticement / temptation = something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
  2. the power to entice or attract through personal charm
  3. the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of allurement: solicitation
    • more generic words: enticement / temptation = the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire

Alternative definition of the noun allurement


  1. attractiveness, allure or charisma
  2. an enticement, inducement or bait

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Google previewThe Music and Thought of Michael Tippett (2006)

Modern Times and Metaphysics by David Clarke

allurement is that of losing oneself in the past';33 Odysseus, tied to the ...

Google previewKnowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions (1995)

by Don Bates

For, allurement is the ultimate cause [b] of maladies and of the body, receptacle for maladies, [c] and the repudiation of all allurements [d] eliminates all maladies. In other words, medical thought and practice are based on a consistent ...

Google previewThere Was Only One Perfect Man Who Ever Lived, the Rest of Us Have to Swim (2007)

by Guy Parrish

This allurement is a double-edge sword: For many it has provided entertainment, yet ...

Google previewMigration and Mission in India (2007)

by Jose Joseph, L. Stanislaus

Allurement is a big factor which works at the root of the issue of domestic workers. Crafty agents move stealthily in the villages in search of willing girls, and give them a rosy picture of city-life, money in the hand, fashionable dress, ...

Google previewSoulcraft (2010)

Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin

We live disconnected from the evolving earth community, but our deepest allurement is a rich, intimate participation in nature and the ongoing adventure of the Universe. In this stunningly original and inspiring guidebook, Bill Plotkin shows us ...

Google previewSpiritus Loci (2015)

A Theological Method for Contemporary Church Architecture by Bert Daelemans, S.J.

Allurement is a unifying concept in religious architecture, according to LindsayJones, The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture: Experience, Interpretation, Comparison (Cambridge, ma: Harvard University Press, 2000), vol.

Google previewLove in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse (2015)

Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive by Carolyn Baker

Industrial civilization has endeavored to erase allurement by destroying our sense of being captivated by the universe and does so through the notion of the natural world as a resource. Yet allurement is an extraordinarily powerful force ...

Google previewA dictionary of high and colloquial Malayalim and English (1846)

dedicated by permission to His Highness the Rajah of Travancore by Benjamin Bailey

The art of bringing one over to one's side or interest, enticement, allurement, attraction. 2. subduing, overpowering, or obtaining of, by drugs, charms, incantations, &c. enchanting, charming. fU(J§\<&( Oo, (!

Google previewA New Universal Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1847)

Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)

| ALLUREMENT, al-lure'ment, s. That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating as a motive to action; temptation; enticement. - To shun the allurement ...

Google previewA Common-school Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory, Pronouncing, and Synonymous (1868)

With an Appendix Containing Various Useful Tables by Noah Webster

ALLUREMENT. Alli-gate, v. t. To tie or join together. , Al'li- ga'tion, ...

Google previewA School Dictionary; Or, Entick's English Dictionary, (1821)

Abridged and Adapted to the Use of Schools; Containing Only the Roots of Words, and Those of Importance and Utility, and Omitting Derivative, Obsolete, Vulgar and Unusual Words by John Entick, Sir Richard Phillips, Thomas Browne (LL.D.)

a motive, incitement, allurement Indulge (in-dulge), v. a. to humour, gratify, oblige, fondle : v. n. to Indulgence (in-d»l'-gence), n. fondness, forbearance [be favorable Industrious ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1U1R1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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