appealing


appealing
[[t]əpi͟ːlɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is appealing is pleasing and attractive.

There was a sense of humour to what he did that I found very appealing...

That's a very appealing idea.

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appealingly ADV-GRADED ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v

Irish whiskeys, rather like the Irish themselves, have an appealingly direct charm about them.

2) ADJ An appealing expression or tone of voice indicates to someone that you want help, advice, or approval.

She gave him a soft appealing look that would have melted solid ice.

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appealingly ADV ADV after v

Dena looked appealingly at Blair, hoping to hear a contrary opinion.

3) See also appeal

English dictionary. 2008.

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