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appealing

[uh-pee-ling] /əˈpi lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.
Origin of appealing
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see appeal, -ing2
Related forms
appealingly, adverb
appealingness, noun
nonappealing, adjective
nonappealingly, adverb
nonappealingness, noun
quasi-appealing, adjective
quasi-appealingly, adverb
unappealing, adjective
unappealingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unappealing

unappealing

/ˌʌnəˈpiːlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not attractive or pleasing

appealing

/əˈpiːlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
attractive or pleasing
Derived Forms
appealingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unappealing

appealing

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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