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Adjective: appealing  u'pee-ling
  1. Able to attract interest or draw favourable attention
    "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"; "an appealing sense of humour"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing"
     
  2. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    "the appealing characters in the play";
    - sympathetic, likeable, likable
Verb: appeal  u'peel
  1. Take a court case to a higher court for review
    "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
     
  2. Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    "appeal to somebody for help";
    - invoke
     
  3. Be attractive to
    "The idea of a vacation appeals to me";
    - attract
     
  4. Challenge (a decision)
    "She appealed the verdict"
     
  5. Cite as an authority; resort to
    "I appealed to the law of 1900";
    - invoke

See also: attention-getting, attractive, catchy

Type of: advert, bespeak, bring up, call for, challenge, cite, mention, name, quest, refer, request, take exception

Antonym: unappealing

Encyclopedia: Appealing

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