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appealing

ap·peal·ing

appealing

pronunciation:
pi lIng
part of speech: adjective
definition: attracting interest, curiosity, or desire.
The new show was more appealing to teenagers than to older adults.The bright colors of the vegetables made the dish appealing.
antonyms:
disagreeable, disgusting, horrible, off-putting, repellent, repugnant, unappealing
similar words:
attractive, catching, interesting, luscious, magnetic
derivation: appealingly (adv.)