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English adjective: appealing

1. appealing able to attract interest or draw favorable attention

SamplesHe added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology.
An appealing sense of humor.
The idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing.

Similarattention-getting, attractive, catchy


2. appealing (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

SamplesThe sympathetic characters in the play.

Synonymslikable, likeable, sympathetic

Domain categorydrama

Antonymsunappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic

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