eye or mind; having the power to draw attention; charming; pleasing. See attractive [SYN] for synonyms.
(1) Felix/Baron Von Gaigern (John Barrymore) to Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford) in Grand Hotel (1932): ' You're quite attractive enough to be anything.'
(2) Mischa Auer to Joan Davis in Around the World (1943): ' What's the idea of posing as an attractive woman? '
(3) Velma Valento (Claire Trevor) and Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) in Murder, My Sweet (1945):
-- Velma: ' I find men very attractive.'
-- Philip: ' I imagine they meet you half way.'
(4) Maria Danreuther (Lola Lollobrigida) to Gwendolyn Chelm (Jennifer Jones) in Beat the Devil (1954): ' All husbands like their wife to seem attractive to other men.'
(5) Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks) to Jane Craig (Holly Hunter) in Broadcast News (1987): ' Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive, if needy were a turn-on.'
(6) Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) in When Harry Met Sally (1989):
-- Sally: ' Harry, we are just going to be friends.'
-- Harry: ' You realise of course that we can never be friends.'
-- Sally: ' Why not? '
-- Harry: ' What I'm saying is, and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form, is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way. (...) Because no man can be friends with a woman he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.'
-- Sally: ' So, you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive.'
-- Harry: ' No, you pretty much want to nail them too.'