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English definition of “appealing”


adjective     /əˈpiː.lɪŋ/
attractive or interesting : The idea of not having to get up early every morning is rather appealing (to me). He had a nice smile and an appealing personality . → Opposite unappealingAttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant showing that you want people to help or protect you: a little dog with appealing big brown eyes AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant appealingly     /-li/ adverb AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
(Definition of appealing adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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