Illecebrous is captivatingly beautiful, alluring, enticing. Illecebrous is a fairly archaic and obsolete word that derives from the Latin illecere (to entice) and -ous. Illecebrous appeared in the 1913 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary.
Illecebrous is quite the mouthful of a word, though there is certainly a lovely allure to such a word, especially to a verbivore like myself! I’m not sure how illecebrous would flow in a sentence, though visually it looks delightful – I mean, “Her mind was as illecebrous as her physical charms.” or “As soon as He began to speak, His illecebrous qualities multiplied.” are both fantastic sentences! The more I say illecebrous out loud, the more it begins to pour from my lips like poetry!
Illecebrous desires flooded my senses, the allure of it all not lost but reawakened… ~ Ella
When I first stumbled upon illecebrous I wasn’t fully sold on it’s use, but the more I play with it, the more enamored I become. I suppose you could say that illecebrous is perfectly defined! What do you think of it and how would you use illecebrous?
Namaste ~ Ella
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