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evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.
Contemporary Examples

The idea behind the labeling of GMOs is simple, logical, and appealingly democratic.
Whole Foods’ Anti-GMO Swindle Michael Schulson September 14, 2014

“People are surprised,” he recently told The Dallas Morning News in appealingly self-aware, self-deprecating mode.
A George W. Bush Comeback? Lloyd Grove April 23, 2013

Historical Examples

appealingly her eager eyes searched the old Butler’s inscrutable face.
Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

His eyes sought hers wistfully, appealingly, with all that he felt showing in them.
The White Mice Richard Harding Davis

And then, perceiving them, she seemed to take a sudden resolution, and turned to them appealingly.
The Girl Next Door Augusta Huiell Seaman

Courtland laid his hand assuringly, appealingly, and then savagely on his shoulder.
Sally Dows and Other Stories Bret Harte

Doña Jocasta sighed, and looked from one to the other appealingly.
The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan

He looked at her appealingly and she placed something into the palm of his hand.
Colorado Jim George Goodchild

She was not aware that in concluding she had done so appealingly.
The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux

I stood there, as if glued to the floor and could only gaze at her dumbly and appealingly.
An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood

attractive or pleasing

mid-15c. as a noun, “action of petitioning a higher court or authority,” verbal noun from appeal (v.). Adjectival sense of “attractive” attested by 1892. Related: Appealingly.


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