allurement (n.) 1540s, "means of alluring;" see ALLURE (Cf. allure) + -MENT (Cf. -ment). Meaning "act of alluring" is recorded from 1560s.

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  • allurement — allure ► NOUN ▪ powerful attractiveness or charm. ► VERB ▪ strongly attract or charm. DERIVATIVES allurement noun. ORIGIN Old French aleurier, from Latin luere a lure …   English terms dictionary

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  • allurement — /euh loor meuhnt/, n. 1. fascination; charm. 2. the means of alluring. 3. the act or process of alluring. [1540 50; ALLURE1 + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • allurement — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The power or quality of attracting: allure, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, call, charisma, charm, draw, enchantment, enticement, fascination, glamour, lure, magnetism, witchery. Informal: pull. See LIKE. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • allurement — al lure·ment || mÉ™nt n. attraction; enticement, temptation …   English contemporary dictionary

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