- evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.
Origin of appealing
Examples from the Web for appealingly
The idea behind the labeling of GMOs is simple, logical, and appealingly democratic.Whole Foods' Anti-GMO Swindle
September 15, 2014
“People are surprised,” he recently told The Dallas Morning News in appealingly self-aware, self-deprecating mode.A George W. Bush Comeback?
April 24, 2013
She looked at him appealingly, but he was staring at a paper which he was not reading.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
When they left the chapel, Newbury, pale and smiling, bent over her appealingly.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
She looked at him appealingly, pitifully, but she shook her head.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
I questioned, appealingly, breaking the silence that had fallen between us.
She had risen to her feet, and was gazing at him appealingly.Audrey Craven
- attractive or pleasing
Word Origin and History for appealingly
mid-15c. as a noun, "action of petitioning a higher court or authority," verbal noun from appeal (v.). Adjectival sense of "attractive" attested by 1892. Related: Appealingly.