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appealing adj
1 able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing" [ant: unappealing]
2 (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play" [syn: sympathetic, likeable, likable] [ant: unsympathetic]
3 expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her voice" [syn: imploring, importunate, pleading]

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Adjective

  1. Having appeal; attractive.

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appealing
  1. present participle of appeal

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