appealing

[ uh-pee-ling ]
/ əˈpi lɪŋ /

adjective

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

Origin of appealing

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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for unappealing (1 of 2)

unappealing

/ (ˌʌnəˈpiːlɪŋ) /

adjective

not attractive or pleasing

British Dictionary definitions for unappealing (2 of 2)

appealing

/ (əˈpiːlɪŋ) /

adjective

attractive or pleasing

Derived Forms

appealingly, adverb
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