Definition of pleadingly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpliːdɪŋli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpliːdɪŋli//
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in an emotional way that shows that you want something very much but are not certain that somebody will give it to you He looked pleadingly at her. ‘Can I come too?’ she said, pleadingly.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pleadingly