appealing

[ uh-pee-ling ]
/ əˈpi lɪŋ /

adjective

evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.

Nearby words

  1. apparitor,
  2. appassionato,
  3. appd.,
  4. appeal,
  5. appeal play,
  6. appealingly,
  7. appear,
  8. appear as,
  9. appearance,
  10. appearance money

Origin of appealing

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at appeal, -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for appealingly

appealing

/ (əˈpiːlɪŋ) /

adjective

attractive or pleasing
Derived Formsappealingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for appealingly

appealing

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.

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