Attractive vs Dazzling - What's the difference?

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Attractive is a related term of dazzling.

As adjectives the difference between attractive and dazzling

is that attractive is causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force while dazzling is shining intensely.

As a verb dazzling is


As a noun dazzling is

the action of the verb to dazzle ; dazzlement.




(en adjective)
  • Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
  • Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
  • That's a very attractive offer.
  • Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
  • He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.


    * (causing attraction) magnetic * (having the power of charming) desirable * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful


    * (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly * unattractive


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  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Shining intensely.
  • * , Episode 12, The Cyclops
  • The deafening claps of thunder and the dazzling flashes of lightning which lit up the ghastly scene testified that the artillery of heaven had lent its supernatural pomp to the already gruesome spectacle.
  • Splendid; brilliant
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Oakland native Ward is now unbeaten in 25 fights and can now claim to be one of the top few pound-for-pound fighters on the planet after a technically dazzling display.}}
  • Superlative; astounding
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb to dazzle ; dazzlement
  • * 1837 , Minutes of the General Association of Massachusetts
  • Our organization secures the greatest amount of good unbalanced by accomplished evil of any known system, a good which resembles the sober hue of massive gold, rather than the splendid dazzlings of a baser metal.