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Meaning of APPEALING

Pronunciation:  u'peeling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing"
  2. [adj]  expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her voice"
  3. [adj]  (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"

APPEALING is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: attention-getting, attractive, beseeching, catchy, imploring, importunate, likable, likeable, pleading, sympathetic
 Antonyms: unappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap*peal"ing\, a.
That appeals; imploring. -- {Ap*peal"ing*ly}, adv. --
{Ap*peal"ing*ness}, n.

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