Definition of Appealing

1. Adjective. Able to attract interest or draw favorable attention. "The idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing"

Similar to: Attention-getting, Catchy, Attractive
Derivative terms: Appealingness
Antonyms: Unappealing



2. Adjective. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings. "The sympathetic characters in the play"
Exact synonyms: Likable, Likeable, Sympathetic
Category relationships: Drama
Derivative terms: Appealingness, Like, Like
Antonyms: Unsympathetic

Definition of Appealing

1. a. That appeals; imploring.

Definition of Appealing

1. Adjective. Having appeal; attractive. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of appeal) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appealing

1. appeal [v] - See also: appeal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appealing

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appeachment
appeal
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appeal to authority
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appealability
appealable
appealant
appealants
appeale
appealed
appealer
appealers
appealest
appealing (current term)
appealingly
appealingness
appeall
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appeals board
appeals court
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appear
appear'd
appearances
appearaunce
appeare
appeared

Literary usage of Appealing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Or a triple division gives (o) arts of the resting eye (same as above) ; (£>) of ear only (music,poetry); (c)of motion in space appealing to eye, ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Paul Leicester Ford (1898)
"Propriety of a ivell-defi ntj mode of appealing to the people — A sufficient remedy—: Very dangerous and useless if loo frequently applied — Reasons fur ..."

3. Art in America by Frederick Fairchild Sherman (1921)
"Apart from his frequently effective colour and design, his works reveal, in their quaintly serious Madonnas and Saints, an appealing naïveté of sentiment ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"In appealing from the decision of Alexander VI., he was taking the position which Julius II., in his bull Cum tanto divino, 1505, justified. ..."

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