HyperDic: appealing

English > 2 senses of the word appealing:
ADJECTIVEallappealingable to attract interest or draw favorable attention
allappealing, sympathetic, likeable, likable(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
appealing > pronunciation
Soundsahpiy'lihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > appealing: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningable to attract interest or draw favorable attention.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerattention-getting, catchylikely to attract attention
attractiveHaving power to arouse interest
Oppositeunappealingnot able to attract favorable attention
Nounsappealingnessattractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
Adverbsappealinglyin an appealing manner
English > appealing: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings.
Synonymssympathetic, likeable, likable
CategorydramaThe literary genre of works intended for the theater
Oppositeunsympathetic, unappealing, unlikeable, unlikable(of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
Spanishatrayente, simpático
Nounsappealingnessattractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

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