Definition of appealing in English:



  • 1Attractive or interesting.

    ‘the rural life is somehow more appealing’
    ‘an appealing young woman’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘How attractive and appealing is the other clothing in the store?’
    • ‘Just like good picture quality makes a film look better, an appealing body and good looks adds to the credit of an actor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are two major bonus features on this DVD, each one far more interesting and appealing than the movie itself.’
    • ‘The dishes above are already designed to have appealing colors for beautiful presentation, so just put them together.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Low, built-in shelving provides appealing wall storage for young children's toys.’
    • ‘His kindness, his gentleness and his intelligence, which she had foolishly deplored as somehow unromantic, now suddenly seemed very appealing and attractive.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While it lacks the mock seriousness of the film that spawned it, it more than compensates with some preposterously appealing action sequences.’
    • ‘Every candidate has one and it should be worked on and refined so it can be told in an interesting and appealing way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He had to admit, it was a pretty appealing daydream.’
    • ‘‘I found younger men more appealing than older men,’ she says.’
    • ‘Keepers of forest are also very appealing and attractive to the eye, and can show a deep friendship if you befriend them.’
    • ‘All in all, this is a very attractive monitor with an appealing display.’
    • ‘‘Many found reason less appealing than enchantment,’ she writes.’
    • ‘There's no garden feature quite so appealing and attractive to an idle peasant as a seat under a tree.’
    attractive, engaging, alluring, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, fascinating, winning, winsome, likeable, lovable, charming, delightful
    inviting, attractive, tempting, appetizing, enticing, seductive
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  • 2(of an expression or tone of voice) showing that one wants help or sympathy.

    ‘an appealing look’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He now has recorded all three of the symphonies, and he is sympathetic to their appealing late Romantic gush.’
    • ‘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.’