appealing appealing  /ə ˈpi lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
  2. (adj) (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The very appealing notion that genetic discrimination is unfair looks especially odd in the context of insurance.
  2. Although the site contains all the elements of a conventional women's magazine, its whimsical, laid-back tone makes it a lot more appealing.
  3. Sol LeWitt was the man who made conceptual art an appealing concept.

News

  1. MLB and Bud Selig sued by City of San Jose over stalled A’s stadium deal

    The City of San Jose filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday, appealing to the courts to clear the way for the proposed Oakland Athletics ballpark in San Jose. The lawsuit comes after years of stalling … Continue reading ?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports

  2. New Jersey governor Chris Christie confirms Cowboys loyalty in Giants country

    Visits to schools are supposed to be publicly appealing fodder for politicians, but this one got some boos ... from the students.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. Army Major sentenced to 10 years appealing espionage charges

    Army Major Seivirak Inson was found guilty on several charges related to an incident where he transported classified documents to his home. After being sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, the Army Major is appealing his conviction.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

Quotes

  1. "Like a lot of states, you have an angry populace" in Alaska, Halcro says. "If I'm Lisa, I am worried because these guys have an appealing message -- down with government, down with incumbents."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Andrew Halcro Source: Salon

  2. "Summertime seems to be appealing to them," Chertoff said in his discussion with the newspaper about terrorists. "We worry that they are rebuilding their activities."
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Michael Chertoff Source: CTV.ca

  3. "It's just different than Spain and Italy and Germany in the sense that it's 100 miles an hour, and that's what makes it so appealing," goalkeeper Tim Howard said Thursday. "There's challenges flying in everywhere. It's nonstop action. You...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Tim Howard Source: Globe and Mail

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