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1Attractive or interesting:‘village life is somehow more appealing’
attractive, engaging, alluring, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, fascinating, winning, winsome, likeable, lovable, charming, delightfulinviting, attractive, tempting, appetizing, enticing, seductiveView synonyms
- ‘‘I found younger men more appealing than older men,’ she says.’
- ‘‘Many found reason less appealing than enchantment,’ she writes.’
- ‘Hopefully more people will use the route for exercise and it can also be marketed as an appealing attraction from a tourist point of view.’
- ‘While it lacks the mock seriousness of the film that spawned it, it more than compensates with some preposterously appealing action sequences.’
- ‘His mane has grown long and shaggy, visually appealing and attractive, and he asked for a silver and diamond stud instead of a dangler for his translator.’
- ‘The dishes above are already designed to have appealing colors for beautiful presentation, so just put them together.’
- ‘His kindness, his gentleness and his intelligence, which she had foolishly deplored as somehow unromantic, now suddenly seemed very appealing and attractive.’
- ‘There's no garden feature quite so appealing and attractive to an idle peasant as a seat under a tree.’
- ‘Just like good picture quality makes a film look better, an appealing body and good looks adds to the credit of an actor.’
- ‘He had to admit, it was a pretty appealing daydream.’
- ‘Keepers of forest are also very appealing and attractive to the eye, and can show a deep friendship if you befriend them.’
- ‘What it is exactly that I'm supposed to find appealing or interesting in people who end up wading knee deep in gore I simply don't understand.’
- ‘Finally, we select visually appealing and interesting weapons as we also want our weapons to have interesting silhouettes and to stand out from other games.’
- ‘All in all, this is a very attractive monitor with an appealing display.’
- ‘Low, built-in shelving provides appealing wall storage for young children's toys.’
- ‘There are two major bonus features on this DVD, each one far more interesting and appealing than the movie itself.’
- ‘How attractive and appealing is the other clothing in the store?’
- ‘A publicist is to the arts what the man with the bucket and scoop is to a circus; an attempt to make things look fresh, appealing and attractive.’
- ‘Every candidate has one and it should be worked on and refined so it can be told in an interesting and appealing way.’
- ‘At one point, when we had the camera out, she decided to take centre stage, and posed beautifully, one appealing stance after another, for a full five minutes or more.’
2Showing or expressing a desire for help or sympathy:‘an appealing look’
- ‘The women, with tears and appealing gestures, crowded around the officer, begging him to spare their sons and husbands; the men stood silent, with bloodless faces and dumb imploring eyes.’
- ‘He now has recorded all three of the symphonies, and he is sympathetic to their appealing late Romantic gush.’
- ‘Taking the lead are small landowners or Western farmers who make appealing pleas to be left alone to enjoy their property and take care of it conscientiously.’
- ‘The chauffeur made wild, appealing gestures of his innocence, evidently to no avail, for when he turned around and climbed back into the driver's seat his expression was not a little dejected.’
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