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Dictionary definition for: Appealing

1. (a) 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"

2. (a) (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"

3. (s) expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog" "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent" "a pleading note in her voice"

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