Desirable vs Attractive - What's the difference?

desirable | attractive | Synonyms |

Desirable is a synonym of attractive.


As adjectives the difference between desirable and attractive

is that desirable is suitable]], worthy to be [[desire#verb|desired while attractive is causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.

As a noun desirable

is a thing that people want; something that is desirable.

desirable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Suitable]], worthy to be [[desire#Verb, desired.
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  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get

    Antonyms

    * undesirable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A thing that people want; something that is desirable.
  • There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.
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    attractive

    English

    Adjective

    (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.

    Synonyms

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

    Antonyms

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

    References

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