ap·​peal·​ing | \ ə-ˈpē-liŋ How to pronounce appealing (audio) \

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 \ ə-​ˈpē-​liŋ-​lē How to pronounce appealing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of appealing in a Sentence

a book with an appealing title the idea of living on Mars is appealing to space enthusiasts
Recent Examples on the Web Many restaurants and caterers who created appealing meal kits and delivery services for consumers and businesses in the past two years have managed to survive. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The $44 billion Elon Musk agreed to pay for Twitter and take it private is looking less financially appealing. Rob Wile, NBC News, 13 May 2022 The couple would later transform it into a larger, more appealing restaurant that still sits at 845 N. Broadway. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 This might mean setting aside your favorite color or trends in favor of a more universally appealing look. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2022 Multinationals find the idea of domiciling in the U.S. and pursuing outbound acquisitions increasingly appealing. Tyler Goodspeed, WSJ, 8 May 2022 When temperatures rise, no footwear is more appealing or convenient than a pair of flip-flops. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2022 In recent years secondhand has become a first priority for more shoppers, who looked to vintage retailers when the supply chain issues and economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic made buying new less appealing. Zakary Sonntag, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 2022 Pop-ups are an appealing outlet for chefs, who are a highly creative bunch. Michaela Heidemann, Chron, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of appealing

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for appealing

from present participle of appeal entry 2

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The first known use of appealing was in 1749

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22 May 2022

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“Appealing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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