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UK [əˈpiːlɪŋ] / US [əˈpɪlɪŋ] adjective
1) attractive and interesting

The building has an appealing old-fashioned charm.

appealing to:

We've tried to make the design more appealing to young people.

2) [only before noun] an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement

She cast an appealing glance in my direction.

Derived word:

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