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: having appeal : pleasing
an appealing design
: marked by earnest entreaty : imploring
the appealing look of an injured dog
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alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charismatic, charming, elfin, enchanting, engaging, entrancing, fascinating, fetching, glamorous (also glamourous), luring, magnetic, seductive
repellent (also repellant), repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, unalluring
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1749, in the meaning defined at sense 2
see appeal entry 2
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: having qualities that people like : pleasing or attractive
See the full definition for appealing in the English Language Learners Dictionary
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