Seductive vs Raunchy - What's the difference?

seductive | raunchy |


As adjectives the difference between seductive and raunchy

is that seductive is attractive, alluring, tempting while raunchy is very low class; inferior; inadequate.

seductive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Attractive, alluring, tempting.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "seductive" is often applied: woman, lady, girl, power, art, image, behavior, smile, dress, dance, tango, song, etc.

    raunchy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Very low class; inferior; inadequate.
  • With dishonorable, base and vulgar expression.
  • Having socially unacceptable sexual behavior.
  • Sexually seductive.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * raunch