American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Attractive; inviting: an appealing manner; an appealing idea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. That appeals; imploring.
- adj. able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
- adj. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
“But in appealing directly to shareholders, Sanofi still may end up overpaying.”
“And I'd rather not see some random vacation; part of what makes "Entourage" so appealing is the mixture of celeb culture wish fulfillment and insider Hollywood maneuverings.”
“He knows that in appealing to the better angels of our nature, he may have found the only hope to keep us from destructing by fear and sloth.”
“Without question, a large part of what makes fishing so appealing is the chance for the unexpected.”
“What also makes this particular edition appealing is not only the compact size, but also the affordable pricing.”
“Of all the benefits, real or imaginary, of a robust vocabulary, perhaps the most appealing is that vocabulary is heritable — that you can pass it along to your children like an acquired trait in Lamarckian evolution.”
“This is referred to as “appealing from the Chair.””
“Of the patients he meets, the most appealing is Noelle (Emma Roberts), and the most mysterious — and funny, surprising and touching — is Bobby, who's played with sensational verve by Zach Galifianakis.”
“Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage told The Post's Steve Yanda that one of the main reasons the expanded conference schedule has become more appealing is the rising costs of "guarantee games," that teams from BCS conferences use to fill out their non-conference schedules in football and basketball.”
“Also, what really makes Burn Notice appealing is the character relationships.”
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