So if beautiful is jamiil and pretty is 7iluu, how on earth do you say someone is attractive?

After all, you can be jadhdhaab without needing to be beautiful in the least. It has something to do with magnets..

Or magnetism. I remember at school the boy of everyone's dreams eventually picked the captain of the girl's football team as his girlfriend. A real tomboy. Nobody could believe it, especially not the pristine-looking girls who dedicated hours to their makeup ritual. The heart-throb's girlfriend wasn't like that. She had a bent nose, wore sweatpants and sported messy hair, and yet she had a gift for making people always want to be around her.

In short, she was jadhdhaabah.