I am looking for a word or a phrase to describe someone looking seductively at someone. without implying
having considered these:
But none of these words connote the seductive sense.
The suggestions ogle and leer both have quite negative connotations, and they're motivated more by expressing desire than the intent to seduce. Suggestions I have are simply using "seductive gaze", "sultry gaze", or "flirtateous look."
You could call it a come-hither look.
In Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, the melodramatic madwoman blames her condition on her having been seduced and abandoned by the melodramatic villain or “bad baronet”; and she describes the former operation as having been effected by means of “an Italian glance.” (The libretto thereupon calls for her to demonstrate, mightily puzzling many a mezzo.) A little less recherché, perhaps, but rather specific to a woman’s seducing a man, is the phrase to bat one’s eyelashes.
To leer may be used to suggest the idea of a seductive look:
- to look with a sidelong glance, indicative especially of sexual desire or sly and malicious intent.
Hannibal Lecter to Clarice Starling:
No. We begin by coveting what we see every day. Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? And don't your eyes seek out the things you want?
Covet 1. cov•et verb \ˈkə-vət\ : to want (something that you do not have) very much (transitive verb): to wish for earnestly 2. to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably
Covetous; 1. (Adjective) Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious; — cov•et•able -və-tə-bəl\ adjective — cov•et•er -tər\ noun — cov•et•ing•ly -tiŋ-lē\ adverb
A few of suggestions:
Wink communicates affection with the eyes and can become a seductive signal:
- Close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting:
Longingly gazed into her eyes.
Longingly tends to portray a sense of desire that may not be full filled.
I believe either ogling or leering at someone will denote seductive look.
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