- evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.
Origin of appealing
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Examples from the Web for appealingness
His appealingness had for the instant soothed that angry devil in her.Rose MacLeod
- attractive or pleasing
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Word Origin and History for appealingness
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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