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- n. The state or quality of being appealing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being appealing, or of awakening sympathy, pity, or the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
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It's about visual contentment, appealingness for its own sake.
Yet at the same time, mixed in therewith, a curious strain of womanish, nay childish, weakness, appealingness.
It was opened by Christine, who had, perhaps, bathed her face, for the traces of tears were almost gone, though enough remained to give her eyes an appealingness that went to his very heart.
It was not vanity -- it was ready sympathy that had made him alive to a certain appealingness in her behavior toward him; and the difficulty with which she had seemed to raise her eyes to bow to him, in the first instance, was to be interpreted now by that unmistakable look of involuntary confidence which she had afterward turned on him under the consciousness of his approach.
Mirah's farewell look and words -- their exquisite appealingness stirring in him that deep-laid care for womanhood which had begun when his own lip was like a girl's -- her hold on his feeling had helped him to be blameless in word and deed under the difficult circumstances we know of.