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Definition of appealing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1attractive or interesting Spending the holidays with my in-laws wasn't a prospect that I found particularly appealing. Brightly colored packaging made the pens especially appealing to children. opposite unappealing
  2. 2showing that you want people to help you or to show you sympathy “Would you really help?” he said with an appealing look.
appealingly adverb
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an appealingly witty story The dog looked up at her appealingly.
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