Dictionary Results for appealing


1. appeal - verb

· take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

Hypernym(s): challenge




2. appeal - verb

· request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"

Synonym(s): invoke

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




3. appeal - verb

· be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

Synonym(s): attract




4. appeal - verb

· challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"

Hypernym(s): challenge, take_exception




5. appeal - verb

· cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"

Synonym(s): invoke

Hypernym(s): mention, advert, bring_up, cite, name, refer




6. appealing - adjective

· able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing"

Antonym(s): unappealing




7. appealing - adjective

· (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"

Synonym(s): sympathetic, likeable, likable





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