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Appealing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

APPE'ALING, ppr. Removing a cause to a higher tribunal; prosecuting as a private person for an offense; referring to another for a decision.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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, appealing, likeable, likable] [ant: unappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1813 1. marked by earnest entreaty ; imploring 2. having appeal ; pleasing <an appealing design> appealingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. attractive, likeable. Derivatives: appealingly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Appeal Ap*peal", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed; p. pr. & vb. n. Appealing.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF. appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke, summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad + pellere to drive. See Pulse, and cf. Peal.] 1. (Law) (a) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court. (b) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony. 2. To summon; to challenge. [Archaic] Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists. --Sir W. Scott. 3. To invoke. [Obs.] --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Appealing Ap*peal"ing, a. That appeals; imploring. -- Ap*peal"ing*ly, adv. -- Ap*peal"ing*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Someone or something that is appealing is pleasing and attractive. There was a sense of humour to what he did that I found very appealing... = attractive ADJ 2. An appealing expression or tone of voice indicates to someone that you want help, advice, or approval. She gave him a soft appealing look that would have melted solid ice. ADJ 3. see also appeal

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