ap·peal·ing | \ə-ˈpē-liŋ \

Definition of appealing 

1 : having appeal : pleasing an appealing design

2 : marked by earnest entreaty : imploring the appealing look of an injured dog

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Other Words from appealing

appealingly \-liŋ-lē \ adverb

Examples of appealing in a Sentence

a book with an appealing title the idea of living on Mars is appealing to space enthusiasts

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The interior plastics have an appealing appearance and are free of rough edges. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 Shoppers are typically drawn to the Q5 and the X3 because of their appealing mix of refinement, utility, safety and performance. Carlos Lago, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds compares the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Which luxury SUV has the edge?," 13 July 2018 Nikon last updated the line with the J5 in 2015, which seemed like the most appealing product in the Nikon 1 series to that point. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Nikon discontinues its Nikon 1 lineup of mirrorless cameras," 11 July 2018 Brown hypothesizes that Uber and Lyft drivers might be less discriminatory because their services are cashless, which makes them less appealing targets for robbery. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "The Good and Bad of Ride-Sharing When It Comes to Race," 11 July 2018 Many are encouraged by the fact that the US is in talks with Mexico to assist that country – and its incoming, migrant-friendly president – in becoming an appealing refuge itself for those fleeing violence or repression in Central America. The Christian Science Monitor, "Mexico as a haven for asylum seekers," 11 July 2018 The big winner Lagerald Vick Vick appeared to have few appealing options left this summer after removing his name from the NBA Draft list, so Self's decision to allow him back surely came as a relief to the guard and his family. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "Whose playing time does Lagerald Vick impact most? Here's what one projection says," 10 July 2018 Paris is among the most appealing places to be your own company. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Eating Alone," 6 July 2018 Trump reportedly asked Marie Louise Gorsuch to stand next to her husband during his nominating speech, and was delighted by the couple’s appealing image. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Supreme Court Pageant Could Come Down to Looks," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of appealing

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for appealing

see appeal entry 2

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English Language Learners Definition of appealing

: having qualities that people like : pleasing or attractive

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